I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a brilliant story. Isabelle Adler is a fantastic story teller and I really enjoyed this. It was very fast paced and I really think that added to the story line.
The magical part of this book was super interesting but I wish I had gotten a little more explanation and it had been explored a bit more. I wish the book itself had been longer. I could have kept reading!
I am a HUGE fan of the enemies to lovers trope and I really enjoyed Adler’s take on it as a whole. I LOVED that the marriage dynamic was not determined by gender. I love when LGBTQIA+ relationships are seen as a normal part of the story and not broadcasted as a coming out tale. We need more stories that normalizes gay culture.
Overall, this was a super fun and easy read. I blew threw the story and almost read it a second time. I love anything fantasy and magic but this brought politics into it and made it even more interesting.
I enjoyed the overall writing style and the dual perspectives. I loved how complex the fantasy world is and how deep the history and conflict goes. Thank you so much to Isabelle Adler, the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review this title.
Cover art and synopsis taken from NetGalley.