*I received an ARC from Fierce Reads in exchange for an honest review.*
This book has almost everything my nerdy heart could want: an intense magic system, plenty of mystery and deception, epic plot twists, royalty, a fierce heroine, an adventure on the high seas, friendship, a sassy pirate, and even a mermaid. And, like the stunning icing on the cake, the lyrical style of prose totally drew me in. I adored it!
And speaking of a fierce heroine—I loved how Amora was strong not just in magic, not just in fighting skills, but mentally. She pulled some fast moves to get out of tight spots, and it was exciting to see how her cleverness saved her. Then again, the same could be said of her friends and crew mates—I really enjoyed the dynamics there and how they ended up working together as a team!
I loved how Grace kept me guessing throughout the book. We knew there was something up, with hints here and there, but we didn’t see the full extent of the problems Amora is facing until some big reveals near the end. Those are the sort of twists I live for!
This was one that I started during a busy time of my life, but as soon as life slowed down a little for me, BOOM, I was hooked. I’m definitely excited to see what else this author has in store, considering how fabulous this debut is!