I’m a bit late in posting this in part because I was busy this week but also because I hadn’t quite caught up with my reading. As of the end of tonight, we should all be about 50% (page 208) done with the book (though it’s not required, don’t worry!). I just managed to gets myself to the 51% mark today a couple of minutes ago. And officially we are finished with the Second Quarter and on to the Third!
So, how far along in the book are you guys? What do you think thus far? Let me know in the comments!
Also, just a reminder that I will be hosting a giveaway for a copy of this book at the end of the month which will run from February 27th to March 8th and you get an extra entry if you’ve left a comment on one of my update posts to indicate that you’re reading along! Rules for the giveaway can be found in my first update post here, though do also remember that you can keep an eye on the readalong via the Read With Me page.
Oh! And be sure to keep an eye out tomorrow for the voting post for March’s Monthly Readalong!
And now for my updated opinion on the book! Read at your own discretion as there will occasionally be small spoilers from this point forward.
I find that as I read the book, I really enjoy the character, Lucien. He’s got an endearing quality to him that I can’t quite put my finger on, but I’ve certainly been underlining quite a number of his little quips as I read through the book. He’s definitely got the tortured soul bit down well, hiding pain behind a mask of strength and sarcasm which can often be hit or miss, but I really like it in him.
I’ll admit that I got a little bored at some point during Feyre’s early days in the castle, but the story managed to pick up quite quickly, which I appreciated. I became worried at one point that the story might fizzle out for me at some point, since my experience with Sarah J Maas in the past fit a very similar trajectory. I’m pleased to say that this one hasn’t.
It’s very new and there are certainly some points where I cringed a bit while reading–namely the Calanmai ceremony and what happened shortly after–and I still haven’t determined how I feel about those particular scenes just yet.
While I’m still a little sad that Feyre is not a reader nor is particularly in love with the library, I was very moved by the replacement passion. I appreciate the originality of it most of all, I think. A Court of Thorns and Roses is still a solid 4 star book for me at the current moment. It’s definitely a very good and creative tale, though I haven’t fallen in love just yet.
Happy reading, everyone!