Just finished A Feast for Crows on Tuesday. I have a few things to say about it. Firstly I'd start by saying yes, it didn't quite live up to the standard of a Storm of Swords (but really not much else could) but I did find it very good. Yes, there were a few times when I wasn't as "into" it. The section of the book taking place in Dorne started so well but then got rather dull I felt, however the pay off in the final chapter in Dorne was worth it. Once again though I wasn't overly enthralled by the story of Arya, but I haven't been very interested in the character for most of the series if I'm honest.
Aside from these minor negatives I really enjoyed the story of the Iron Islands. I felt I would be bored by it when I began to read but I really did enjoy it and actually felt a bit annoyed that the story from the view point of the characters on the Iron Islands ended so soon in the book. And I didn't think I would be as interested in Cersie as a point of view character but it really did work fantastically.
I found this book to be much more political than previous instalments which I think was great, although I understand it not being to everyones liking. Also due to volumes 4 and 5 being split geographically as opposed to chronologically, the book did feel the absence of characters like Tyrion , Dany and Stannis.
All in all I think it was another great journey through the seven kingdoms, and already through the prologue of a Dance with Dragons part 1.