This is one of those 5 star books that makes me feel like I need to reevaluate all other 5 star ratings I’ve given in the past.
But I’m not going to do that, so the conclusion is that this is really more of a 6 Star book. It has that extra something special that is so captivating, despite the stark ugliness and brutality of this world.
The writing is gorgeous, and so is the narration, which means I highly recommend this on audiobook.
This is one incredible read, so I’m happy to be revisiting it and suspect this won’t be the last time I revisit this one.
Book 47 read in 2019
Brutal and gorgeous.
In an empire of harsh, martial law, a soldier is no freer than a slave, and both are disposable.
This YA fantasy is lush and epic, with an intense plot, disturbing twists, and strong characters.
The most upsetting part about reading a debut novel is that after I adore it, I can’t run out and get my hands on other books by the author. . . yet.