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Enjoyed reading ACOSF but didn't like it.
Reviewed in India on 15 March 2021
Of all the Archeron sisters, I could relate to Nesta the most. She built her walls high enough to not let anyone cause her harm and was wary of everyone. She felt guilty about the way she treated Feyre and tried to mend her relationship with her, so that’s a growth that I liked reading in this book. She created an inner circle of her own, which was cute and admirable.
The House of Wind also became her friend. The house was literally alive, and it brought food to Nesta and recommended books too. Can you imagine that! I have mixed feelings about this house because after having read Mexican Gothic, I don’t think I can like a house that interacts with a person, so maybe another time I might like this but not now.
This is my first book of SJM which I didn’t have to push myself hard to read. The writing wasn’t complex or slow-paced like the other books. This is also the most smuttiest SJM novel so far. I loved Cassian and Nesta’s relationship. It developed from lust to something more than love in the end. I just wish Rhys and Feyre didn’t have to interrupt the plot repeatedly. They had 3.5 novels, and they should just shut up and let the others enjoy the spotlight. I also expected a plot-driven novel that was seeped with new problems and magic, but I wasn’t impressed with how the story turned out. I enjoyed reading this book but didn’t like it, so if you have read the previous books and love this series, then I recommend this book to you.
(This was originally posted on my blog.)
Ps. I preordered this book kn December but didn't receive this book on publication day. It was not dispatched even after two days after the release and I started to worry and was about to cancel this order but reached out to Amazon and they resolved the problem soon.