Started: June 18, 2016
Finished: June 23, 2016
Rating: 5/5 stars
WHERE ARE ALL OF MY SURPRISED GIFS AT??
I had honestly not planned to read this for quite some time, but then I saw some of my friends post positive reviews for it and I was like “hey, I’ve got this saved as an audio book, why not give it a go?”
I was not disappointed. Nope. Not at all!
I love that the story starts in the middle of a bloody ambush. That sets the mood at once. The writer does not shy away from describing the gruesomeness of fighting, which is another plus, and the fact that the story is written from the POVs of two opposing forces gives you unique insight into the fact that even though you want to paint the other one as “evil”, that’s not true. Both sides fight for what they believe is right, both sides grieve when they lose people they care about, both sides are human in the way that they feel. And that’s such an important thing to point out!
The intensity never wavers and, usually, you go from solving one bad situation straight into another one. No breather, no rest for the wicked. I had a pulse that was waaay too high for most of the time while listening to this.
Also, here’s a GIF to describe my feelings during that last, teeny tiny part of the last chapter in this book: