ACOWAR, we need to talk.
I am feeling some real deep feelings. You only made me shed tears once and briefly (unlike your big brother ACOMAF, who made me weep), so for that I thank you- but I am conflicted.
I love you, everything you are, from beginning to end and yet there are some things you need to work on. Like, unnecessarily tossed in revations that really had no bearing, or didn't deem three pages of explanation. Like unnecessary deaths, and deaths that should have been made. Things that should have been locked into place but fortunately for you - your creator still has a few stories to tell.
I think all fantasy should have a pivotal death. One that makes its readers cave into themselves, and never come out. This is my personal opinion. Whether that was acheived or not within ACOWAR is something I will only discuss in messages (feel free to holler at me!) My theories on forthcoming stories or stories that I crave will be saved, also, for private discussion as I keep this as spoiler free as possible.
I think some of the twists weren'tas twisty as they could have been, and perhaps predictable if you knew where to look for the signs. Maas is clever but especially with a re read and being so absorbed in her writing the past month, I have gleaned an understanding of her foreshadowing.
I linger somewhere between 4 and 5 stars, depending on what my mind is focusing on at the moment. Prythian is so fucking magical, and now my life has this void - like how do I cope leaving this world?
By falling into a smut vortex, probably.
I need to jump into bed with a rebound book, and fast, before the slump comes.
Happy Sunday y'all! 😙
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