I thought this YA fantasy story was fascinating, and I loved how different it was from Richelle Mead’s other body of work. The way she handles her deaf characters and their interactions with the world, especially the one who regains hearing, was very intriguing.
I’m not sure why so many people dislike it, as it is well-written, though I confess that if you expected a story like VA, this is quite different. Personally, I thought it was a refreshing change of pace. I appreciated the diversity and variety, and I thought the story was fast-paced with a solid plot.