I’m a fan of multiple narrator styles but I think it’s easy to see how George R R Martin gets away with such big books, it’s hard to dip into each person’s head for such a short amount of time. That being said Leigh Bardugo does a good job of getting a character’s thoughts, needs, feelings across smoothly in the short time we’re given.
Most of my friends have said that Kaz is a b*stard but also a precious baby and it is 100% true. I thoroughly enjoyed this book but it did take me a while to get into it, a few friends were kind of rabid about it and I spent most of the first half thinking “have I missed something?” so if this is you, stick with it. It gets good, Leigh is also a mistress of building tension the right amount, not so much you scream or so much you just get frustrated, just little by little heightened anxiety. It’s masterfully done.
I’m still thinking about the book and what happens next but I’ve a few more books to read first! I’m sure it will be worth the wait.