“None of us are free to follow our hearts,” she said. “Not really. Is that what you’re saying?”
He shook his head. “No one can stop you from loving someone,” he said.
OH MA GAWD LORD PLEASE HAVE SOME MERCY ON MA FEELZ. I CAN’T I NEED THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. PLEASE.
I just . . . I just need a minute, please. To get myself together. Please. Like, how can—how can I love a book so freaking much?
IT’S OKAY HAN MARRY ME I AM LITERALLY THROWING MYSELF AT YOU TO MARRY ME, PLEASE. MAKE ME A COMPLETE PERSON. I DON’T CARE HOW RIDICULOUS I SOUND I JUST NEED YOU IN MY LIFE HOW ARE YOU SO PERFECT.
Okay, I need to calm down. That was not a review, but since it is part of my feelings I will continue.
I think the Seven Realms series has come a long way. I read The Demon King a long time back, and I think that ever since, this series has just gotten better and better. There’s a lot of worldbuilding and characterization, and I think that in this book, Raisa really shines in that area. She’s changed from a princess who runs away from her problems to a Queen ready to take her birthright and her throne.
The romance in this book, just like with The Exiled Queen is nice a slow burning romance. There’s not a rush of romance and the slow build up from Han and Raisa liking each other to where they are now (ugh, angst) is probably one of the best that I’ve read.
This book reminds me of classic fantasy. You know, the kind that has a great world, real conflict, and one of the best that I’ve seen in terms of character development and realistic relationship problems? All hail Chima, man. Seriously. She makes me want to crown her Queen and bow down to her.
I understand all the angst, and near the ending when my feels were getting a bit too out of order, but I seriously cannot explain enough to you guys how much you need to read these books. Please.
I admit, the Seven Realms series is a bit slow, and there’s a lot going on in terms of characters and problems and angst, but personally, I like the way this story goes and I don’t seem to mind the pacing of this series, which is probably why I’m drinking it in all in one go like some bloodthirsty vampire (try to forget that terrible simile).
Overall, really, really great! This book was perfect in every way for me, and I’m going to reread a bunch of scenes that I marked before I go to bed because that’s how much I love this. I seriously wish I could get the next book right now, but I have to go through the suffering and wait for my library to actually ship the book to my local library location and then enjoy and savor the gift and love of The Crimson Crown which I am really excited to read because it’s the last (which is also why I don’t want to read it? Weird character angst)! God help me. Chima help me. Someone. Please. I have problems.