My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Girl, who you are isn’t about who gave birth to you or who raised you. One finds out who he or she is over the course of a life.”
“How do I do that?”
“Through your actions, through your choices.”
This story has the dreamy, hazy quality of a fairy tale. Our heroine is courageous and more powerful than she knows, and all the young men are handsome and selfless. Even the bad guy gets a sympathetic backstory. I appreciated the interweaving of myth and gods, but overall it’s not my preferred sort of story. I like my YA fantasies a little darker and grittier. (My YA book boyfriends are scheming, limping Kaz Brekker and scarred sociopath Jorg Ancrath) But I love the cover, and the ending was unique and surprising.