Like, that's crazy.
The high point of this book (for me) was 100% Kham. Here is a young, stubborn woman who is dealt really shitty hands in life, but chooses to make them her choice. To take control of them and seize them and instead of letting them get her down, she uses them to get up. I find that admirable and inspiring.
The man she falls in love with is Wynter, who is pretty much your typical hero in this kind of books--he's a king so, of course, he can be high handed and demanding, but he's actually quite gentle and kind and cares a lot about his people and his wife (Kham).
I thought the two of them were really cute together, even though I was a bit annoyed by the ending. It just hit on all the small things I as the kind of person I am don't like as much lol first of all, as the type of reader I am, I don't appreciate flowery declarations of love. I prefer being able to so strongly feel the love that it keeps you up at night like in The Foxhole Court rather than someone declaring that they love someone more than they love the moon or skating or whatever.
It's not that I didn't think Kham and Winter loved each other, it's just that at some point it becomes too much. ESPECIALLY when moments before they were basically having a convo in the middle of a war and they're basically surrounded by bodies on all sides lololol Like, I feel like there could be something more important to be doing than declaring how much you love her/him.
I also really didn't appreciate Wynter moving his brother's atrium and giving Kham her garden there. Why was it necessary to relegate his brother to some small back room? You can create new memories and keep the old. You can create this room somewhere else. Those type of things really bother me lol
- Started reading
- 1 November, 2018: Finished reading
- 1 November, 2018: Reviewed