While I was able to get into the first of the series once I finally slugged my way through the halfway point and found the point, this book was much harder to get into. The story focused on Adam and Ronan’s storylines more than anyone else, and I have to say I found Ronan’s character to be the most flat despite his traumatic past and very interesting abilities. I would have liked a book primarily about these two side characters to have dove a little deeper down into what makes them tick.
All elements of the plot in this book felt predictable, from Gansey and Blue falling in love to all of Ronan’s weird tricks up his sleeve, but unfortunately the journey wasn’t even that enjoyable this time. I also found myself put off by everything about Kavinsky. He was the epitome of everything Blue hates about the Aglionby boys, and I find myself inclined to agree.