I really thoroughly enjoyed this. I have quite a lot of feelings about it so this could turn out to be quite lengthy. I'm caught between pleasantly surprised and unsurprised that I enjoyed it. It's received quite a lot of praise especially from my goodreads friends but at the same time I always get nervous when a book gets that much praise because what if I don't like it so I'm glad I did.
"Be glad of your human heart Feyre. Pity those who don't feel anything at all."
I bought the second book today so I look forward to jumping onto that soon enough but with this I almost don't feel like I need to go straight onto the next one. Some books I do and some I don't. I don't think I'll struggle to pick it back up though so I probably will read a couple of other things before that. The ending felt final and didn't really leave any major cliff hangers so that's probably while I don't feel that compelled to read the next one straight away. I remember when I read The Hunger Games I picked up Catching Fire immediately because I need to know what was going to happen.
Feyre kind of annoys me but are they really a main character if they aren't annoying? There are quite a few main characters that annoy me but it usually doesn't effect my reading much. It didn't here, I still really enjoyed it. Feyre just came off as whiny and stubborn but a lot of them are. It adds to the story though so I can get it. It would be boring if Feyre wasn't as stubborn as she was. Anyway, I don't know if I'm team Tamlin or Rhysand. I'm trying to keep myself open to both of them because I love them both. I feel like the next book will give me a more solid team because I assume we get to know Rhysand better. The character development of Tamlin seemed a little unnatural and I was hoping he'd stay narky and stuff rather then turning to complete mush just because it happens in so many books but it didn't do anything to effect my enjoyment of the book.
I really like the faerie theme, I remember reading the Shadowhunter books and thinking 'god, I would love to see more of these things' so it was kind of a godsend when I found this. I liked comparing the faeries in shadowhunters and the faeries here. So that was super coolio.
I think the world building was slightly lacking, I had to really try to work out the world and the way things ran. I still don't really understand it like why are there so many high lords? Why do they have masks? I might just have skimmed past bits that explained those things because I tend to do that a lot without realising. Maybe they'll be in the next book, I'll just have to wait and see. I just would have liked to see more of it so I could grasp everything a little more.
Anyway, I thought I'd have a lot to say but I really don't have anything that hasn't already been said. It was a very good book, very sexy. I can't wait to see what the next book holds because surely things can't be that good, surely theres something lurking ready to screw everything up again.