Okay, the one star review about killing cats? I get that. 100%. It was disturbing and it's one of the hardest things for me to get over a character doing. I love Baz, I do, but that wasn't necessary. It becomes even more unnecessary when he learns that he doesn't have to kill what he feeds on. It really broke my heart that he could spell animals to trust him like that, lure them in, and kill them. It hit me pretty hard, and he seems to have absolutely no remorse for the action at all. Animal death is hard for me to stomach, and when Simon steals a dog for Baz to eat? No. Do better.
Other than that I found the story interesting. It wasn't really what I was expecting from the sequel, I thought I would be reading about how these characters deal with the emotional aftermath of the big battle, but it was really more avoiding that. The cliffhanger made me screech. Hopefully I don't have to wait another 4 years for what comes next.
I loved Carry On, and went back to read a lot of Rainbow Rowell's stuff because of it. That's when I started to see issues with her writing. I want to like this, because I LOVE the story behind how this series came to be and I'm an old-school Drarry shipper, but there's always something that sits uneasy with me in what I read. Eleanor and Park is a GLARING issue.
Overall, I look forward to the next one. But I'm hesitant. Could we get a warning about animal cruelty?