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A lot happens in this installment, I've read some reviews that say this book is slower than the rest but I think it's a lot faster than any in the whole series. Even faster than The Raven King. The hunt for Blue's mum, Greenmantle with Piper, Adam's court date and everything else going on with him, finding Gwenllian, someone dies, and also Blue's father. That does not sound like a slow book to me! Sometimes it was hard to keep up things were moving so fast.
I honestly didn't see Greenmantle running away and Piper turned into the badass? Like whoa, didn't see that coming by far. She's a bitch and I hope she gets what she deserves. I wanted to see her die but instead she wakes up something that I'm sure is evil and then kills JESSE!
I really liked JESSE -if you've reads the book, you know why I write his name in all caps ;) - I felt so bad when he died, I actually teared up a bit. He'd already lost all his family and his father and grandfather and now... all because of Piper... So sad.
Mr Gray just keeps getting better and better. I love him and he's in the running to be my favorite male character with Gansey. Yeah. Now onto Malory, why was he there? He added nothing to the plot as far as I could see. He was just there to what? Add more pages I guess? So unneeded.
It's so sweet to see how much everyone loves Gansey, how really like their king he is. I love the friendships in this book, there aren't enough friendships in books that are like this. I want friends like this. Real friendships.
I was so glad that Adam finally went to court and it made me smile so much when Ronan and Gansey showed up to help him out. They rushed over from school to just be there for their friend. I was smiling and laughing so much. It was a nice light moment that I think was needed. It shows that they are more of a family than anything else.
Overall, this one is my favorite of the series. The best one. I usually don't think this about the third book in a series but it is by far my favorite one. Read this series if you haven't yet!