CBR BINGO: Shelfie (because I had this sitting on my shelf wayyyyyyy past it’s library due date.)
Book 3 in the Court of Thorns and Roses DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Breaking what I call “the third book slump” in most series, this book was by far my favorite. My devotion to these characters is getting deep, people. I’m in Outlander love territory here. I can see its shortcomings. I recognize the sometimes messy history and repetitive phrasing, but, I’m all in.
This is a book about love, I think. Love between siblings, friends and romantic partners. Lost love, unrequited love, re-united and re-ignited love. LOVE.
Lucien pines for Elain. Elain pines for her human fiancee. Nesta and Cassian fight their feelings. Tamlin is jealous of everyone’s feelings. Hybern is long past being capable of feeling anything. Even the monsters here, imprisoned in timeless traps, yearn for connection.
It was also a very timely read in regards of “the greater good” and being willing to make sacrifices in order to make life a little bit better for someone else. Even if that someone else is outside of your immediate sphere.
Since I feel like I need to critique this in some way…I’m not a big fan of battle scenes and there is a lot of that here. However, there was just enough of a human element to keep me from getting blood spilling/sword thrusting/shield raising fatigue.
Rumor is that Hulu is adapting this as a tv series with Ron Moore and I hope that comes to fruition. Moore is the King of bringing material with a rabid and particular fan base to life in a satisfying and acceptable way. I am optimistic that he will not disappoint.
Now I have to see how long I can hold out before I read book 4 which was recently published. I suspect that I won’t last long.