This isn’t a book I ever really intended to read. I’ve seen it all over Bookstagram, and I’m pretty sure all my GoodReads friends have read it, but it just didn’t sound like it was for me. I saw it on sale on Audible and picked it up on a whim, but I still didn’t read it for 5 months. Then I started this book and suddenly there was not enough time in the day to listen to it. That first chapter with Inej sold me. I kept thinking I wouldn’t like any other character as much as Inej, but then with each additional POV I found more and more to love.
I knew the phrase “No Mourners, No Funerals” was somehow related to the book, but I didn’t realize how entwined the phrase is with the characters. I think “No Mourners, No Funerals” may have seeped its way into my vocabulary much in the way “Wingardium Leviosa” did (meaning I have absolutely no reason to say it, but probably will all the same.)
I’m nervous about starting the next book, because I’ve heard vague spoilers. I may give myself a few months of loving this book before moving on to Crooked Kingdom.