Something about this just didn’t work with me. Although at times I did like the worldbuilding yet there was something that I could always find it so difficult just to read and have to trod myself through.
Despite having four POVs, I barely could even remember which was which and all of them merged together. Is this a bad sign? Yes, since I can’t even tell them apart. And basically, not even one of them had kept my interest. And as you all know me, I love reading with characters. And none of them once again grabbed me to start reading with them(really when can I have an interesting session of character study all over again. Or finding that at least one of them seems interesting.) And well, even immortals like Talyan didn’t have any interesting quirks, and that guy has been wishing to die for almost twelve centuries.
I can’t even figure it out whether it was the writing or the style that killed this book. Because, Talyan would have proved interesting to read. As did all the faes who have been alive for centuries.
Why was Talyan wanted Sylvie. None of the characters had any interesting traits which kept me reading. And these days, it is incredibly more difficult to get to me. Perhaps it’s a matter of less time and higher expectations. Because I for once, want to enjoy a book now. I don’t think I want to go into a book just to tear it all apart.
The only thing that really did grab my interest was the worldbuilding, which at times was indeed rather convenient. However, the Fae lore is definitely more interesting here. It takes some very interesting aspects of them which I was always so thankful for in this book. At least it’s refreshing.
The plot, well what I did remember of the plot was that Sylvie was something of the Fae King, and that he was depending on her or something. Then, of course Talyan faced some rebellions here and there against Sylvie. Basically, I couldn’t be bothered to keep up. Oh, and there’s a romance too and you don’t even need to guess the ending(it’s the one that’s always given.)
These days, I’m giving up on so many books. And well, you know whether I will end up recommending this book after reading that chunk of text.
I voluntarily requested a copy of this book from Netgalley.
Rating: 2 out of 5