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Holy cow, what an emotional rollercoaster! I was fully prepared to be overcome by feels jumping back in. View Spoiler »Especially with the return of Buruu – reading about him again was like losing a best friend and getting a second chance to see them *cries* « Hide Spoiler
The second time around I feel like I appreciated the secondary and supporting characters so much more. I barely remembered any of them the first time around because I was so obsessed with Buruu and Yukiko! I really enjoyed taking the time to focus on the finer points of this book. I really had time to soak in the complex and incredible world building as well as the amazing cast of characters! I was struck by how much more important they were to me this time and how deeply I was affected by some of the deaths that didn’t matter as much the first time around.
Buruu. Oh my god. I can’t. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. I love him so much he feels real to me! He is literally my FAVORITE. CHARACTER. EVER. Words can’t express how much I love him! View Spoiler »Which made it so much harder going back in, knowing I was going to lose him all over again. It seriously feels like a best friend died. I have never felt so strongly about a character death before. Sure, I’ve cried over a character I loved dying. Who hasn’t? But not like this. It hurts. Like it legitimately breaks my heart! It’s crazy how much of an attachment I have to this series! I also cried a lot when Yukiko’s father died this time. It was so much harder the second time around, especially after she’d just realized why he’d done everything, and perhaps he wasn’t as horrible as she’d originally thought. (Also, HOW did I forget that he had the Kenning?!) « Hide Spoiler
Even though I knew what was going to happen in general, there were still things that surprised me. I had forgotten SO much!! This series is truly a hidden gem and I wish more people knew about it. If you haven’t picked it up yet (or at least put it on your TBR list), WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! You won’t regret it. And I promise I’ll be here for you for emotional support if you need me ;)