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What I liked…
- Multiple POVs. I love 2 to 4 or even 5 POVs in my reading as well as my writing. I enjoyed the various perspectives and where each character and group of people were coming from.
- I liked the romance and the lack of unnecessary drama for the sake of building some tension like some romance tropes.
- The characters were nicely done with clear wants and needs.
- I loved the love scenes.
What I didn’t like…
- Without spoiling things, I think one of the earlier POVs could be cut since it doesn’t continue later in the book, and there’s another character that could convey the same thing.
- Also, a couple of new POVs came in pretty late (half-way) for my liking. Personally, I feel that POVs should be established in the first act of a novel.
- The prose was a bit simple. It conveyed the right things, but was low on the creative side for my liking.
- The love scenes were a bit too explicit for YA in my opinion. I don’t mean for them to be fade-to-black, just a smidge more delicate for the age category.
If you like witches and witch-hunters out for revenge, then this should be on your TBR list. Just to warn you, the other books in the series each have their own set of main characters, so if you’re looking for a series to get addicted to for its characters, this isn’t going to be your thing.