Started: August 14, 2016
Finished: September 5, 2016
Rating: 3/5 stars
So this was a bit “meh”. It felt a bit like the sequel that the author realized she wanted to write when she had almost finished writing the first book. Even though the first book ended on a real cliffhanger and you wanted this book, it did not live up to the expectations. In my opinion a lot of the lose threads from book one were wrapped up and finished about a third into this book and then it was just mini-stories to fill the time until we got to the final bit.
There were good bits, mind, and I still like the characters and the world, but it could have been further developed. A lot of the details were blurred and skipped (and gods, I love me some details) and more focus was put on the romance. Yes, it’s a fairy tale, but what I liked about the first book was that Aurora was very much not the fairy tale’s Sleeping Beauty. She’s still cool, but honestly; when you have a girl who can talk to dragons I would prefer to focus on that and make her into a badass dragon rider warrior princess/queen instead of the fact that she has three boys that she cares about.
The ending was good; it wrapped up the story and put an end to it all, and I’m glad that it was a duology and not a trilogy.