Sometimes when you hype a book up for yourself for literal years, it ends up disappointing you because of how much you've built it up in your brain. TAM LIN was that book for me. When I tell you how long I have been waiting to read this book, I am not exaggerating. It's been over a decade. Tam Lin is one of my favorite ballads and I am always looking for retellings of it. Sadly, I did not like this one at all. It's dark academia but it's the sort of dark academia I can't stand, overly concerned with its own importance, like IF WE WERE VILLAINS.
If you liked IF WE WERE VILLAINS, you'll probably like this.
But I did not.
1.5 to 2 out of 5 stars