ID #16158 | ημερομηνία: 2020-07-11
Νεκταρία Μπούργου | 113 κριτικές
Such a fun time
For starters: I most certainly realise that this book isn't Leigh Bardugo's best work both writing and world-building wise. She has come a long way since this book, especially if you compare it to *heart eyes* the SoC trilogy, which is a YA fantasy masterpiece!
However that didn't at all stop me from enjoying this book a whole lot! The world-building wasn't as beautifully developed and fleshed-out as in SoC but it was very interesting, special and absorbing. The characters were really interesting and the protagonist, Alina, went through quite a transformation throughout the book - still not my BFF, though. Mal was my fav, my cutie pie, my fictional crush and I don't get why you're all falling for the Darkling! Whatever happened to appreciation for cinnamon rolls? Do men need a snobish look, self-conceited manners and a very, very dark agenda to make it to y'all hearts, nowadays? Jk, I get it, I almost fell for it, too, but; Mal. Is. The. One!
I'll agree with some readers on their point that there were quite a few cheesy scenes but they didn't annoy me, actually. It's not like the book was taking itself too seriously or anything, so they didn't surprise me.
As for the plot, I have nothing negative to point out; it was just great. I'm definitely looking forward to getting to the other two book of the series, and if they got darker, I'd really love it!