Hi everyone, I'm a 23 year old fangirl from le Canada. I'm just transferring from GR and I blog reviews on incompletetales.tumblr.com. I enjoy vast genres and am indeed a Hufflepuff, so don't be afraid to say hello :)
I thought this book was very good. The best part was the writing and how easily it flowed throughout the book. I also really loved the extremely unexpected turns the story took, I don't think I've read any books that deal with the kind of plot Laini Taylor has created, even in the supernatural genre! My gripe would be that it had some parts where the anticipation was agonized, it took more than half of the book for the world building, then of course we're hit with a twist and so deal with some more world building. There's basically very little time to actually progress the story a long, but it fits well with the fairytale-esque way of telling the story. I'm expecting the next two books to have progressive action, hopefully?
I think the author managed the perfect balance between descriptive writing and her dialogue, which is why it kept me hooked onto the book. The main characters, Karou and Akiva are pretty likeable, but take a back seat when it comes to the world built around them. I mean, if they aren't travelling in Europe or Africa, they're in an entirely different world which is just as enticing to read about as in Prague. I would recommend reading this book soley to read for the amazing locations the story takes place in, I guarantee it'll make the book a satisfying read! 4.5/5