Rating is 3 1/2 Stars. Of course I loved it, but it lost points due to it having less action than the others. Also, I wasn’t a huge fan of the character separation. I really loved reading about Arya, Sansa, and the Lannisters, but I really missed my two favorite characters Jon & Tyrion. This book took me forever to get in-to enough to sit and read without other bookly distractions… but I am glad that I can finally move on to the Dance with Dragons.
First off, this is the first book of the series where I wasn’t caught up with my reading when the show presented their version of the story. My husband and I love the show, but I was sad that I hadn’t read the book first. That said, having watched the show first was a strange change for my experience of the book. I was expecting some of what I read, but other stuff was just completely different. Storm of Swords was done really well in the show so I was surprised that Feast for Crows was so different… the show has taken many more liberties with this one. I still enjoy both, but I was sad to see that Lady Stoneheart didn’t make the show. That is a huge WOW-type character. Also, the stuff with Brianne at Riverrun wasn’t in the books… that was all different…. and Sansa’s betrothed doesn’t seem to be a certain sadistic bastard that we love to hate but some other dude.
Anyway, still loved reading the characters and finding out how their story unfolds… Loved Cersei’s mini-war with The Little Queen but her comeuppances are comin’ quick. That’ll be fun.
On to the next!!!!!!!!!!