I’ve read it and the best I can say about it is that it’s finally over. This the biggest disappointment of my reading life. King of Scars was a step back down the ladder, Rule of Wolves was the equivalent of jumping into an abyss. Because the plot is a clusterfucking convenience that doesn’t make any sense at all – and because this whole book is basically a marketing skit for the adaptation.
This irresistable masterpiece has immediately become one of my instant favourites and is without a doubt the best fantasy I’ve read this year.
Während ich Hals über Kopf in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue verliebt war, sind meine Gefühle für dieses im besten Fall lauwarm. Warum? Weil ich in das Konzept verliebt bin, mehr nicht.
5 stars, cinco estrellas, très bien
Abraham truly has created something unique here, and he has done it without needing a single action scene, for the depth of the intrigues and decisions his character must make suffice to carry this story.
Better than Malice, but not excellent: still too many tiny mistakes that kept catapulting me out of it. The writing style just isn’t my thing.
If I compare it to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – and I have to compare it to Addie LaRue – yes, the basic concept, the idea behind this book totally worked for me. It hooked me. But while I was head over heels in love with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, my feelings for this one are lukewarm at best. Why? Because I am in love with the concept, nothing more.
Buckle up and fasten your seat belt, folks, cause I’m about to demand a HYPE for this.
So. I finally read this. Many thanks go out to everyone who kept recommending this one to me because reading this has been a joy. The first couple of chapters were just okay, but once Thomas Senlin entered the Parlor, this had me hooked.
One of my goals for this reading year is to read more books from five authors whose works have inspired me over the past year; V.E. Schwab among those after The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue which in my opinion was the best new release of 2020. ‚Vicious‘ had a lot I loved about ‚Addie LaRue‘, but also some weaknesses.