Book Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Elizabeth Lim is such an amazing author.
I read the Spin the Dawn duology and absolutely loved it. As soon as she announced she would be releasing a new novel, I added it to my wishlist. Getting my hands on it was a bit hard because I live in Guatemala and the access to new books is very limited and expensive. But I finally got it a couple of weeks back.
I had to finish some of my current reads before I allowed myself to read it. The wait only added to my anticipation…and the book did not disappoint at all!
The story goes about a princess called Shiori who has magic, but she keeps it hidden because it is forbidden in her kingdom. Normally she she is very good ad hiding her powers, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, she looses control. Her stepmother curses Shiori and her six brothers. She turns Shiori’s brothers into cranes and warns her that if she speaks, one of her brothers will die with each word she speaks. Shiori herself is cursed to wear a bowl over her head, hiding her face and making sure nobody recognizes her. This launches the young princess into the quest to save her brothers and her kingdom from the dark magic of her stepmother.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
I really enjoyed reading the story. Elizabeth Lim is a great storyteller. I feel like her books are so easy to read, which makes them the perfect weekend read. You can read it quickly and enjoy a wonderful story.
Her descriptions are amazing and I love how imaginative she is. Taking inspiration from fairy tales and folklore, Elizabeth Lim weaved a beautiful story with a strong heroine.
I have to admit that sometimes I felt like the plot was happing too slow and some of the action scenes were too fast for me to get too excited about it, but overall it was a wonderful experience reading this book.
Have you read it? Tell me what you thought of it!