So I’ve been putting off reading another fantasy series for a while – mostly because I like re-reading the same ones. But there’s been so much hype around Sarah J. Maas that I had to try ACOTAR or Throne of Glass. I went for ACOTAR first.
It’s one of those books that plays with all your senses. The description is simple but rich, making it easy to fly through the reading. Feyre is slightly less hardened than your usual fantasy heroine – her emotions are ever-present and she’s one of the most empathetic protagonists I’ve read for a while, which is definitely not a bad thing.
The romance was slightly disappointing, following a pattern that’s overdone in YA fantasy. But there are more books for that to change – I hope it surprises me.
I enjoyed the complexity of the characters – some of them are very grey. I loved the Court system and hope it is explored more in the rest of the series. I’d also like to see Feyre with her family again as I feel her sisters still have room to be developed.
Now I’ve got a Kindle (thanks Dan), I’m hoping I can read more fantasy – though I’ll always adore Kristen Cashore, Trudi Canavan and Maria V Snyder.
Hoping the rest of the series doesn’t disappoint!