Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
All I can say is WOW!!! I wanted to get my hands on this book SOOO badly and when I finally did... I was not disappointed!! I love, love LOVED every minute in this world with these characters!
I watched the page progression like a hawk, willing things to slowwww down... all the while smitten with the perfectly set tempo. The writing was solid. The premise was unique and the plot was captivating with some romance, court intrigue, constant wondering what the motivations were behind each character's actions and a twist or two. The characters were rich, morally gray (just like I like them) and yummily textured. Together it all meshed beautifully. I have zero complaints. One of the biggest twists was easily sussed out early(ish) on but that did nothing to detract from the story when it came time for the big reveal. I was rooting for a certain prince right out of the gate and even though I might have lost faith in him, his intentions and/or his true feelings for our unapologetically kick ass MC, Abriella for the briefest of spells... I was extremely happy when all of the tea was spilled and everyone's dirty laundry was aired in the thrilling conclusion.
This highly anticipated read was everything I expected and more with great writing, excellent character development and rich background building. You will definitely not be sorry if you choose to give it some of your precious time and emotional investment. It had a bit of A Court Of Thorns And Roses vibe working for it which, in my opinion, is a pretty big compliment. Because there was a bit of sexytime, it's not fully suitable for the younger end of YA even though it's just a smidgen of the overall plot.
It left off on a rather heated, emotional cliffy which has me salivating for the second, and final book in this duology. Man oh man, only a handful of times has a year's wait felt so daunting! I can't recommend this read highly enough... it is Fae/human awesomeness!