This was such a slow burn of a book. Literally 70% of the book was travelling and trying to get from point A and point B. Little Easter-Eggs were thrown here and there and it kept you trying to put things together but the puzzle doesn’t fit until the last 30%.
I went into this knowing that it was a girl who loved to do archery and who braided her hair and loved to be in the woods and blah blah blah… sounds like a knock off of The Hunger Games, right? Because that was what I was thinking going into it.
Thankfully, the story was absolutely nothing like that and had some unique elements to it; however, it does feel like a lot of books in its general genre.
There’s some division between two kingdoms: one accepts people who have supernatural abilities and one does not. Our heroine’s, Britta, dad has died in the beginning; she is all alone and trying to survive off the land (which is against the law to take from the kingdom). In exchange for her freedom and her father’s land, she has to hunt down her father’s killer (because it turns out he was actually murdered) Plot Twist: it was her childhood friend who is also someone she has had a major crush on.
There are a lot of secrets in this book. Britta is in the dark with all of them, so in turn, so were we. The book is slow, but it doesn’t bore you (which is new to me). I was reading more and I did roll my eyes at some things, but I am very eager to know what is going to happen from this point on. This whole book felt like a set-up book. It felt like it was getting everything in place for us to get our hearts pierced in the rest of the series.