CBR BINGO: Cityscape square (bottom left corner)
Slammed it shut and immediately requested the third book in this series from the library. May have murmured “so, so, good” under my breath first. I’d really just like to leave it there, but we have that pesky 250 word obligation so, here goes. This is the second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series, so if you haven’t read that yet, by all means DO. This will get a smidge spoiler-y from this point on.
In order to break a nasty curse and hopefully bring peace to both the faerie and human world, Feyre had to do some pretty terrible things at the end of book 1. Pretty terrible things that haunt her dreams and make her new life with Tamlin feel tainted.
Tamlin, nursing his own wounds and smarting at his inability to protect Feyre while she was doing all of the heavy curse breaking lifting, rallies the troops (literally) to watch over her. Soon, Feyre begins to realize that her happy home is really more of a prison created by an overzealous lover. Struggling to understand her new fae body and the powers that the High Lords may have transferred to her when she was saved at the end of the battle, Feyre also feels the watchful eye of Rhys, the High Lord of the Night Court. His tattoo on her arm never lets her forget the bargain she made: one week a month with him at his court.
Loved it! I mean, I get that it’s a bit derivative and when I read back my synopsis here, there is a little voice in my head that says “Seriously? Come on.” Thankfully, my overwhelming joy at reading these books shuts that judge-y voice right the hell up. There may be a hole here and there in the world building, but the characters that inhabit this world? Need to know EVERYTHING that is happening to them RIGHT NOW. I am invested. Such a fun read.