Eclectic reader. From nonfiction to paranormal romances to tales told in the dark. I do have a soft spot for kickass heroines, YA and new adult stories, and beautiful prose. Always excited to add new stories to my ever-growing collection.
Part Star Trek Next Generation, part Sherlock Holmes, this series is pretty magical. Dina Demille is Captain Picard with an edge. She's strong, she's witty, she's kind, and she knows what she wants - and the troubles and tribulations she gets involved in speak to greater world conflicts in a way that's humorous, poignant, and so very human. It's also an absolute pleasure to read - I don't remember the last time I cared about the characters so much and not experienced a crazy amount of angst. I'm now also an avid follower of Andrews' blog that posts chapters of this series weekly, and the next installment focuses on Maud. Color me intrigued and very occupied during my lunchbreak. 5 shining galactic stars!
Truly a worthy conclusion to an incredible tale that starts with a whisper and ends with savage and raw poetry. What I found unique and masterful about this tale is the seamless incorporation of two points of view, with the story alternating mid-moment from one treasured narrator to the other. The beautiful writing, the incredible emotional intelligence of the characters, the ability of the reader to embody the minds of people both flawed and good - these all collide with an epic tale of love and war, guilt and joy, pain and transcendence. A winner all around - 5 gods-touched stars. ✨
Quick and engaging read that I finished in 1 day. I started this after reading a series that totally strung me out with angst, and it was a welcome relief. I agree with others that there's definitely more room for relationship development, but there's several more books in store and I'm hoping this is one where marriage is just the beginning of a more complex and organic dynamic between Persephone and Hades. Onto book 2...!
Poignant and satisfying conclusion to the main plot - and I can't wait for more books! There's enough questions about the supporting cast left unanswered that I'm left eagerly awaiting 2018. This one took me by surprise - how much I fell in love, even with some of the more complicated characters. I loved the twist and turns, Maas's fusion of myth and fairytale into a tale all her own, and characters you want to drink, fight, and fly with. 5 magical stars!