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A Court of Wait and What?
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2017
Let me start off by saying I LOVED ACOMAF with everything in me. That book will forever stay in my top 3.
But this? This book I will probably never read again.
2 stars knocked off for two reasons.
1) My poor love-bucket Azriel was done DIRTY. I'm all for gay relationships (Gallavich anyone?) but Morrigan, what the hell?! How dare you string my baby along for centuries! I understand being scared/afraid to come out, but to know that someone is so deeply in love with you and allow that to go on for literally hundreds of years WHILE TAKING OTHER MEN TO BED with ZERO explanation as to why Az was simply not making the cut, seemed like a pretty big slap in the face if you ask me. I don't see myself every getting over that. Ever. I cried when I read her confession to Feyre, not for Mor - but for Az, because it felt like utter betrayal.
Unless Morrigan can pull the world's largest, most heartfelt apology out of her ass in the next continuation, then I will remain salty af for probably the next hundred years.
2) Nesta & Elain. Okay, I was totally riding the sympathy train in the beginning of the book - their lives had been turned upside down, blah blah blah, but I mean come on! At some point, Elain should've shown some minute acceptance rather than being little more than an annoying liability. I really really REALLY don't like Elain. I didn't much care for her to begin with, but blegh. Continuing to pine after Graysen and be mopey overall - pass.
As for Nesta, I still live for her banter/sexual tension with Cassian, but there's playing hard to get and then there's whatever she's doing. It's obnoxious. Don't lay one on my man in the heat of battle and then act as if he doesn't exist two days later. Girl, bye.
A few other things bothered me as well - parts felt rushed. Too many characters were introduced and it was a time trying to keep up with everyone. Amren/Feyre/Nesta with their INSANE powers all fell a little flat for me when game time came. Tamlin in general gave me whiplash.
All that being said, there were things I liked in this book:
-Ianthe and her death (:
-The Bone Carver/Bryaxis
-JURIAN (I honestly did not see that coming)
-Lucien (even though he was remarkably absent for most of it)
-The war scenes (so easy to picture)
This book was not great for me, but I still have hope for the next installment, whoever it may be about.
P.S. Sarah - don't think I'm not serious as a heart attack when I say I expect big things for Azriel in the future, or you will lose a reader(: