I really enjoyed this book. Sara J Maas did not disappoint. I love her glass throne series, but as a mid twenty something, I enjoyed the more mature writing of this book. Fayre is not an idiot and follows her heart, though sometimes that gets her into trouble which is incredibly annoying. But overall, I'm pretty happy with her as a character. We see her growth and realization that family is never what it seems and strangers cannot be placed in categories of simply good and evil.
This deliciously dark and magical novel really made me think of how fragile the human mind is, as well how much it takes to break. Tamlin is genteel sort of man that you kind of get a Mr. Darcy sort-of vibe (after he falls in love with Lizzy of course.) He has dark secrets that he cannot share and they wretch at your heart when you find them out just a moment too late.
Overall, well written, though I definitely thing throne of glass is more action packed. This one does have quite a bit, but it tries to play with your head and get you thinking too. It's a different sort of feel that you'll definitely want to try out if you are an avid fan of Sarah J. Maas.