Read: 9th November 2018 – 19th November 2018
Spoilers in review: No
Seeing as this novel has been out for a while now, I’m only going to share a few thoughts on it.
I’d heard mixed things going into this. A lot of people have said that this book is overly long and very slow, with too many characters to remember. And it’s true that this book is long and slow and has a lot of characters, people are right about that. But I loved it. The pov shifts around enough, in a fluid way that makes this feel almost like a fairytale in parts, that every character of significance recieves at least enough development to make them distinct, and the slow pace really lends itself to this style of story. It’s much more character focused than plot focused, which I adore.
In a way, this leads me to the reason why this didn’t get five stars from me. This is because, even though there are so many characters, none of them are even implied to be lgbt+, let alone anyone being textually so. The bar is literally on the floor, this isn’t difficult.
Obviously, I have no knowledge whatsoever of what comes later in the series. I will definitely be reading it soon.
Review originally written in 2018