I really liked this book, largely because it focused on Anita and Richard. I have a soft spot for the ol’ werewolf, even when he’s being stupid – like in this book, when he refuses to hire a lawyer until Anita forces it on him. Their relationship has definitely changed in this book, and it was interesting to watch everything shift as the story progressed.
Despite figuring out the werewolf pack politics in the previous book, they still come back to bite Anita in this one. This is probably the book where I started to get really annoyed with Richard.
After the fallout from the events in the first book, everything seems to take off in A Clash of Kings. Up until this point, everything was character development and conflict setup. Backstory, if you will. Now that everything’s in place, the drama really starts to happen.
The Handmaid’s Tale blew my freaking socks off back then, and it did it again now.
The basic premise of the story seems a bit far-fetched … and yet it isn’t, especially as years go on and the conservative Christian right gets stronger and more militant in the United States.
This book was an interesting, and at times frustrating, read.