This will be a good/bad review. Too many emotions to write a normal one. 🙂
-The story. We go deeper into the Prince territory, we find out about Fae who might not be so bad, we find out more about the Order (and I hate that group more and more now), and much more. The story just grabbed me and I couldn’t stop reading. I love when books do that.
-Tink. Tink was already pretty awesome in the previous book, but he became even more awesome in this one. He is sweet, caring, but yes, still a brat at times. But I didn’t mind those times. I loved the revelation that we got about this character (it sure was a shock, but also hilarious). He will do anything for Ivy. I also so love his remarks about things, and how he handles negativity. Go go Tink!
-Ivy. She was already kick-ass in the previous book, but I loved her so much more in this one. Especially during some parts I was rooting for her so badly to just stay true to herself. To not give in. To not break. To stay alive. Of course, she makes some mistakes, but I can forgive her for those. I can imagine why she did them (though one of them will be posted here in the bad-section).
-Ren. Ah, Ren. Swoons Such a sweet, handsome, lovely guy who is kind, friendly, and protects Ivy with all his power. I was a bit worried about how he would react to the whole Halfling part, and I won’t spoil anything, but I am glad with the eventual outcome. I say eventual, as I first was pissed.
-The humour. It is something I see in her other books, and it is the sort of humour that makes me laugh, or snort, it makes me want to collect all the quotes. 😛
-The cover. So swoony and sweet.
-The Val situation. How it was handled, how it was sorted. Yes, it was gruesome, but I am glad that they got to that ending, and not suddenly did a crappy, OMG-she-didn’t-mean-it-lets-hug-and-everything-is-fine-arc. Val’s betrayal in the previous book was a shock, it was something that came out of nowhere for me, and so I am kind of happy that we do meet her, but that it all ends. The whole revelation would otherwise been reduced to nothing if Val suddenly changed sides again.
-There are all sorts of other good things happening in this book, mostly tiny things that make the bigger picture even better. I won’t mention those specifically.
The Prince. Well, that is more because I really hated him, so in a way that is good, as Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote him perfectly well. 😛 So I am bit conflicted, on the one way it was good (well-written), on the other hand (Can someone just throw him in front of a thorny car?). So a bit conflicting, but I am sure that Jennifer L. Armentrout meant him to be so frustrating.
-The whole Halfling secret. I was just a bit frustrated that Ivy wouldn’t be honest with Ren. I know why, I get why, but I was still angry that she didn’t trust him. That she didn’t think he might not mind as he loves her. Sure, it would be a shock, but come on, we all know Ren.
So this was a terrific book, and I just can’t wait for the last book grabby hands. I would highly recommend this book.