Within minutes I knew I was going to enjoy this book. The writing had the perfect rhythm for me, and I loved the format of having a little present day section at the end of each chapter.
Tea was amazing to read about – and I particularly enjoyed all the training she goes through (you might get bored if you’re not a fan of a training montage). She’s sassy but not in an irritating way like early Celaena in Throne of Glass.
I loved the magic system – and the daeva. I’m really excited to see this develop in the second book. And hopefully be told more about the Faceless, who didn’t get alot of time.
The fashion descriptions were actually amazing. So much colour and detail.
The twist at the end of the book was awesome.
Basically, this has been my favourite fantasy of this year (except maybe the Tethered Mage or Ice Massacre).