Sometimes – and not often might I add- there are no words, and those are the hardest reviews to right. I will admit that I was getting into this, thinking it would suffer from second book syndrome but I was WRONG!
ACOMAF was a contrary introduction to a series; slow but action packed, flawed and splendid. It feature a heroine that drove me bananas with her senseless decision making, and a plot that only seemed to emerge in the last 100 pages or so. The other 540 pages was a watery romance and a glimpse into an intensely rich world.
While I greatly enjoyed this book, I didn’t love it until the end. The pacing was too slow in a good portion of the book and was split 3 ways; 1-part fantasy 1-part romance and 1-part. I did in not way adore this plot, but I loved the fragmented pieces of the deep, richly unique world that Sarah Maas allowed us to see glimpses of.
I must admit, that I wasn’t too crazy about the first book. The characters felt unexplored and fragmented. BUT, in ACOMAF, Maas skillfully crafted each and every one of them with such rich depth to their personalities and back stories that I had me hooked. This was BETTER than it’s predecessor. Haters can hate all they want but Feyre and Rhys are my OTP and Tamlin is an abusive piece of trash.