Under the orders of a ruthless king who blamed magic for the death of his family, magic was taken from the people of Orïsha. But now Zélie with the help of a rogue princess have a chance to bring magic back.
Starts off slow, but turns into a wonderful adventure story.
This started out a little slow for me. I get it there was a lot of information to dump on us, I just felt like maybe it could have been handled a little differently. That being said once the action started it was a great book. It was original and the story had a purpose which I really enjoyed.
I really liked the characters, each of them sort of annoyed me at one point or another in the story, but overall I really enjoyed them. I think what I enjoyed most is seeing their growth and development throughout the book.
The story itself was fairly predictable, but what I did like was the unpredictability of the characters actions, especially towards the end of the book. That really helped keep the story more interesting. I did think that maybe there was one too many obstacles in the way for Zélie and her crew, not to the point that it was unbelievable, but more of a how much more do they have to put up with feeling.
There is some romance in this book, but I wouldn’t say it was at the forefront, at least not for most of the book. I was pretty indifferent to the romance in the book. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the romances, it was more that I cared about the other stuff going on more.
This book is a great fantasy adventure story. I will definitely be reading the second book.