My rating: 4 of 5 stars
❝Mama’s desserts were nothing if not suspenseful.❞
🌺 I loved the magic system and the Montenegrin setting. The dynamic between the twin sisters feels real and loving and sometimes painful. I didn’t grow up with any sisters, although I have THREE beloved sisters now as an adult which I think was quite clever of me!
Two complaints, both pretty minor: Iris comes across as passive at times. A lot of the plot involves her finding out about her past, so she spends much of her time confused and hearing about herself from others. Also there is a key point that gets abandoned–Jasmina tells her daughters they may never fall in love, which is a really interesting idea and would have been fun to pursue. But it just kinda gets dropped.
Regardless I enjoyed reading and I’m looking forward to another installment in the series!