Star Rating: I’ve just finished the book and can’t decide how to rate this. I think I’m going to go for a five because I absolutely love Jacqueline Carey.
Self Purchase for Kindle.
First Impression: So far, as good as the first in the series.
Normally, I have a rating for the book by the time I’m 50 or 75% of the way through. But on this one I was torn between 4, 4.5 and 5. Most of the way through the book I would have rated this a four. Not quite as good as the first in the series, but still a great read. Then I got to the end of the book and everything is wrapped up neatly. So I decided for a 5 since it’s really a great story. I had thought there was going to be a third in the series but I don’t see how there could be since everything is all finished up. I’m all sad now. I guess I have to try Agents of Hel. But I’m always afraid to start new series by authors I love. It happened with this after reading Kushiel’s and I ended up loving it so I bet I’ll at least like Agents of Hel
I love the relationship between Pilar and Loup. Though Pilar constantly calling Loup baby gets a little old. In this story of them, Pilar and Loop train to become bodyguard and personal assistant.
The writing is nothing compared to Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s series. I’m not saying that like its a bad thing, its just completely different, so don’t expect the same style.
Anxiety Rating- I thought that Carey did a great job at having conflict but without raising my anxiety level. So although it rose while Pilar and Loup were separated, it didn’t go sky high like some other books.
Highly recommend if you like F-F, young adult and dystopia