Well, it appears that hell has frozen over, because the only reason I'm not giving this book two stars is due to the fact that it has been my favourite series for the last couple of years!
I'm sorry, but as much as it pains me to say it, this was fucking boring!
And repetitive! Over and over the same things. The same stories. The same patterns. Retold ad infinitum through out the entire book. WTH?
I've just only recently read "A Winter Long". Yes, that's right: I managed to hold of reading last year's release, so that I just could devour two brand new books in a row.
And you know what, I loved that one. Even if some things still bother me. Like the lacking of some steamy pages between Tybalt and Toby -_-
Yes, that's right, I've just said... what I've just said.
Winter Long was as good as the latest instalments in this series. This one?
For me it didn't work out. There were too many characters making stupid mistakes. Hello, May and her dry-cleaning task?
Toby was being her reckless self... and people were getting elf shot by the dozens.
As a side note, I have to say that I miss Toby's coffee addiction, especially when compared with her new one SPOILER [blood? Really? She starts sounding like a Hound on the prowl for some meat... or a very famished vampire. It has become strange and kind of disgusting.
Adding to my disappointment is the fact that due to this story's title, I was expecting this to be about Toby's mother: the elusive Ammandine.
I really hope that the next story won't be about Toby SPOILER [dethroning another false monarch) because the thing has become boring.
Oh, and can we talk about the fact that Toby has become Wonder Woman?
The women has become pretty much indestructible. Which allows for some "lovely" SPOILER [torture sessions!) How convenient is that?
What can I say?
My feelings are with Tybalt on this: I pretty much preferred if the woman wasn't practically eviscerated in every single book she enters! It leaves me oddly emotional.