Thank You Erin Craig for hosting a Giveaway of your AMAZING book. All opinions are my own.
I give this book five stars.
I don’t even know where to start. I just finished this book moments ago, and I cannot wrap my head around it, or put into words how much I loved it.
I love that this book was both dark and light. But a lot heavier on the darker side. I do recall reading The Twelve Dancing Princesses growing up, and I remember watching a Barbie movie with my daughter when she was growing up, so I could appreciated this this dark, sinister retelling.
Craig gutted me a few times throughout this book, there are some deaths that really just pulled at my heartstrings. (Sidenote, I won an annotated copy, so I know that certain scenes really hurt the Author to write too)
The character development was spot on for me too, Annaleigh, Verity, and Cassius were among my favorite. I loved the details in the world that Craig built, it was so vivid, and imaginative, and another thing, the names of the characters and the villages were simple, and realistic. Nothing crazy, absurd, or hard to pronounce. (Which is a huge pet peeve for me in Fantasy books)
The last few chapters of this book wrecked me. When everything in this story wrapped up, and all my questions were answered, I was left with one thought. “I need more”
All my life has been moonlight and the stars. I can smell the sunlight racing through your veins from across the room. Sunlight and heat and salt. Always the salt.