Daughter of Smoke and Bone
I really enjoyed the first two thirds immensely. It was all really sweet and entertaining and exciting. Karou is a hell of a heroine. I adored her and was very interested and invested in learning more about her and eager to see what her future would hold out for her. That’s why I was a bit disappointed with the big revelation. I felt that it robbed Karou of her individuality and somehow made her less special than she was before. The whole unveiling of the underlying romance caused me to waver in my attention. I realise that romance is an integral part of this kind of YA novel, I just don’t understand WHY it has to be this way.
All in all, I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series – as long as Karou will stay true to herself and not completely turn into someone else.