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682 pages, Hardcover
First published November 16, 2015
“Look at your mistakes long enough to learn from them, then put them behind you.”
"Death always finds a way.
Stop what gaps you may;
Scream defiance that you live,
Life leaks through the mortal sieve.”
“If he was the Lightbringer, he would shake the pillars of the earth. At the Lightbringer’s coming, the pious, the desperate, the poor, the naïve, the fools, the idealistic, the young—all those would flock not to the Lightbringer, but to their hope of what the Lightbringer would do for them. To those who had nothing, he could be everything.”
♡♡♡ The plot twists and revelations. BW took huge risks in this book with major "make or break" twists but they worked perfectly for me! Some were merely surprising, some were heartbreaking and some changed completely my perception of some of my favorite characters.
♡♡♡ The characters' development! I loved the way all the characters had evolved in this book, for better or for worse!
- Kip's growth was so satisfying! In all his POVs I was like "YES!!" "Finally!" "Well said! Well done man" because yes Kip finally grew into a man, accepting himself with his qualities and flaws, shutting his big mouth when required and reaching a balance between whom he thinks he is and the perception others have of him. I loved the decisions he made fast and efficiently, I loved that despite the war and the horrors and the dangers, he was still fair and good and honorable and unyielding !
“You can hate me, but you will not pour poison in my wife’s ears about me. Not while I’m here. Not while I’m gone. Do I make myself understood?”
What if the story I’ve been telling myself about who I am has been wrong? And a chunk of his self-loathing broke and faded away.
I’m tired of being shit. Of being a liar. Of being an oathbreaker. This wasn’t about Karris. It was about Gavin and what kind of man he was. Gavin the Liar. Gavin Get Along, who wanted everyone to love him … and quietly cheated in the background. Gavin the Gray.
♡♡♡ The feels!!! The emotions, the friendship, the loyalty, the hard yet right decisions, the faith, the hopes, the doubts, very present in the Blood Mirror, gave the book strength, realism, depth and beauty. It made me laugh, it made me doubt and question what I took for granted, it made me cry.