I picked up this book because it was everywhere on Instagram, especially in the fantasy hashtags. I couldn’t refresh my feed without seeing it or its sequels. The library had a copy, which was a surprise. Its English ebooks tend to be very behind when it comes to popular releases. I duly put a hold on it, and man was it popular there too; I think there were sixteen people ahead of me. I had no idea what it was about, except that it was a mix of romance and fantasy.
I jumped into the book without reading the blurb. Yeah, yeah, I know. I gave the blurb a glance, saw some bolded headings and lots of ellipses—that should’ve been a warning—but thought I might as well go into this blind. I didn’t even know the protagonists’ names when I started.[ . . . ]