Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian X Isolde, 2)
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This dnf absolutely break my heart. I loved book one. I thought it was angsty and fun and so damn readable. But this book was a huge bummer. I tried so hard to push through because I'm sure there's a big reveal at the end, but the repetitive nature of this was painful. But I also felt like her only way to solve issues with Adrian was to have sex, weird to me. I was also wondering where Miha went the whole book but I may not have remembered if she was mentioned in the beginning and didn’t play a role until mentioned right at the very end.
Isolde is extremely unlikeable. While Adrian’s point of view is included, the majority of the story is told from Isolde’s perspective. That is, we see everything that happens through her eyes. Not from the perspective of an observer, but from her own mind. So we get her perspective on everything. And, while the author describes her as bitchy, there’s a difference between being confident and refusing to let people push you around and being rude for the sake of being rude. Guess which one Isolde is. This review is going to be hard to write because this book was one of my most anticipated books of the year *sad emoji* It's such a shame that it didn't deliver as good as the first one. King of Battle and Blood was epic, it instantly charmed me and I was so into the story I couldn't stop reading it. The writing was very nice and the flow of the story so easy to follow. There was action, romance, steam, and betrayal. Everything in a beautiful, entertaining fantasy romance! But Queen of Myth and Monsters, though it did have similar moments, felt so flat for me. I completely agreed about the points you made here. I loved the first book but this one fell kind of flat for me. I found myself forcing though the book so I can get to the resolution part. Throughout the whole book I didn’t like the way Isolde’s personality/character evolved. I felt she was a bad a** in the first book but this one I kept reading it like “why would you say/do that?”
You are the daughter of witches, as all women are […] Magic is in our blood and bone; it is in the earth at our feet; it is in the very air we breathe.”
And it wasn't even new fights. But reworded iterations the same fights. And after awhile I was just annoyed. Rather than push through and give this a low rating, when I know I won't be continuing with the series anyways, I just decided to put it down.I will read book #3 when it comes out because I’m too curious not to, but I don’t really know how the messes made in this book can be righted in the next… How many people will betray us in the end?” “I suppose we should expect that everyone will,” he said. “That is a sad existence.” “And yet it is ours.” lets just cut to the chase. there is absolutely no substance to this book. the plot has vanished and the characters have regressed to being one-dimensional. in the authors note at the end, SSC admits that writing this book in four weeks was a struggle. and sis, we can tell. i definitely think its gotten to the point where she has soooo many series at the moment that she is falling into the trap of quantity over quality.