Of course, paying for my therapy would be greatly appreciated because I'm pretty sure this
isn't normal reaction for a 23-years-old girl who stayed up all night reading Frozen Tides instead of studying for her LLM. But then, having a list of 50+ book boyfriends that includes dark princes and aliens is not normal either.
“Because if you don't choose to fight against the wrong in the world, then you are the wrong in the world.”
In Frozen Tides, everyone fights for something. Power, love, justice, redemption, revenge, freedom, a place in the world. They fight against something. Corruption, their inner demons, their enemies, their families, their past. They use a variety of weapons. Magic, betrayal, scheming, deception, swords, arrows, brain, their bare hands. They forge alliances. They lose loved ones. They search for the elemental crystals. They try to protect their countries and their hearts. In a world where nothing can be taken for granted, Cleo and Magnus and Lucia and Jonas try to find their strength and their purpose, and their journey is full of blood, misplaced trust and love.
Frozen Tides is my favorite book in the Falling Kingdoms series. The most astonishing thing about it was that Morgan Rhodes made me feel a pang of sympathy for the most cunning and devious characters, the ones I wanted to hate and I actually hated at some points. She made me love Felix he's going to die, isn't he?, and understand Amara, and find a glimpse of humanity in Gaius. She made my mouth drop and my eyes pop like a cartoon with the shocking relevations and plot-twists, she made my head spin and my heart overwhelm with all kinds of emotions, and she gave me the most precious gift. The one I've been waiting for months and begged the book gods to deliver.
“She was his princess. No. She was his goddess. With her golden skin and golden hair. She was his light. His life. His everything.
He loved her more than anything else in this world.”
*tries to get rid of goofy smile and lovey-dovey eyes*
Besides my ship, many other extraordinary things happened in this book. I finally grew fond of Jonas! Surprised? Me too! Perhaps it's because he stopped pining over Cleo back off Magnus' goddess dude!, perhaps because he became more mature and tried to make up for his mistakes and failures, whatever's the reason I actually like him! And Lucia well, I still believe she needs therapy but towards the end she started behaving more like a human and less than a menace who wanted to hurt everyone because she hurt. Character development? Check! Spectacular plotline? Check! Constant heart faltering? Check! Happy Katerina? Check!
Well done Morgan Rhodes!