Top critical review
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2022
***This review contains spoilers***
I’m so freaking annoyed by this book. The first one was great, there was a puzzle to figure out and we learned about the world. I loved the two mains and their push/pull relationship.
This book is not that. The two characters spend most of it apart. Rowan finds out who her parents were and that she’s destined to kill the king. She literally trains a year in the underworld so she’s strong enough to fight Orion and win the crown.
I’m at 91% and I’m not finishing. Why? Because after all that, she loses because she needed to fly somewhere to have a huge spectacle to kill the king. Push him off the balcony! Kill him mid-flight! She has him down, seriously rip his heart out! But no, everything done in this book is wasted as Orion swoops in and does what she should have in half a second. What was even the point of this book? Honestly you could read the last 5 chapters of this after book one and miss absolutely nothing! It was pointless. No relationship building, no character growth, just a huge waste of time (for the characters and for me). I stopped reading when she’s right back where both books started, with her moping about in the human world. Two books in and she’s gained absolutely nothing except some mediocre fighting skills.