This is one I absolutely thought I would enjoy, as a fairy tale with beautiful writing is one of the things I most enjoy in a book. And yet….
I don’t know. Sometimes the writing was quite beautiful, and sometimes it was just that little bit strange that made the words tangle and trip me up.
I actively disliked the characters from the beginning, and that never changed. They became slightly more interesting once they were separated from the others and became closer, but they still mostly just irritated me.
I wasn’t interested in the brutal religions and that ended up being a lot of what the story was about.
It’s just not for me, I think. However I can see it being popular with others who don’t mind the characters and writing style.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Avon Harper Voyager for providing an e-arc to review.