THIS REVIEW DEFINITELY CONTAINS SPOILER. READERS BEWARE.
Starting this book and fell right into a job
Everytime the real scheme is revealed
Kaz Brekker is the most amazing mastermind, his ability to create a scheme and get out from the hardest condition is amazing. GIVE ME YOUR MIND KAZ. That gif also works for the plot, because they’re filled with scheme and heist that just too mindblowing and utterly unpredictable for me.
But then the book felt too long for me
As much as I want to get into the characters mind, get to know their story and feelings better, I can’t help to feel that this book can use less inner monologues and flashbacks… It really derails the story from the current action and happenings and made the book feels very long.
It’s a pretty heavy foreshadowing, since this book mentioned a lot of the grisha trilogy characters. But really, I can’t help but closing my book a moment to breathe everytime a cameo appeared because MY BABIES. Also, the whole Triumvirate thing? I LOVE IT.
Especially Nikolai Lantsov,
My love for Nikolai was pretty overshadowed by my love for The Darkling. But now that The Darkling is not appearing and none of the male in the gang made me fall in love in “OMG I WANT TO KISS YOU” way, I am reminded of my love with Nikolai Lantsov and fell harder than before.
Kaz “you amazing mastermind, cruel human being, but also poor thing” Brekker
I’m still not over the fact that Kaz freaking Brekker is only in his teenage years, and yet he is the mastermind behind all the awesomeness we read in this series. I can’t get over the amazingness of his mind.
Or maybe Leigh Bardugo’s mind but whatever.
But Kaz treating the crew like pawn
I’m not hating Kaz, how can I? But he is really frustrating in this book, he constantly show indefference to his crew, even slammed poor Wylan once for speaking his mind. I get that we can’t make everyone happy, but it makes him seem like he’s not appreciating his crew enough? The amount of armor he puts and the stress he had… Wow.
The “Wylan”/Jesper Kiss
The actual kiss
Wylan Van Eck
Inej @ Dunyasha
But let’s also appreciate Dunyasha because even Inej acknowledge her abilites
I don’t think any of the reviews I read ever talk about her?? Like how amazing she is?? She can walk wire and fight like Inej, even better in my opinion. Damn girl.
Matthias @ Nina
And no, this is truly how Matthias felt inside whenever he saw Nina.
Jesper and Matthias
I feel like they’re overshadowed by other character’s arcs, I adore them, but they don’t really shine in this book. They’re still awesome tho.
When all the ships are sailing
When they finally defeat all the bad guys
I really love how they executed the whole thing. It’s just amazing and totally unexpected by me. But then again, this book always surpassed my expectations, so I guess my opinions are invalid.
When a certain death happened
Because oh no, not everyone can survive the book. Actually it wasn’t exactly like this, I’m not that deeply shocked because I don’t have enough connections with the character, but I’ve grown to care too deeply for this character in this book to get killed that I can’t help but feeling sad:(
Me @ Leigh Bardugo
I truly can’t ask for a better ending. I feel like it’s bittersweet? But also amazing?? I mean… WOW.
Overall I really liked this book, except for that certain complaint of this book being too long. This book excedeed my expectations in terms of plot, characters developments and how the cameos appeared. The ending tied the story but loosely give space for the characters for our imagination. I’m 100000% sure that we will have another installment in the grishaverse because there are some things that still left unfinished, like the whole Kherguud thing. And those installments will obviously include the grisha triumvirate + Nikolai because hey, it’s grisha-centered and include the dregs bc they would like to help Nina right? They are just my speculations but I really can’t wait for the announcement and turn it into reality!