This has become one of my very favorite books and the author a favorite as well. Her writing is so beautiful without being flowery. There’s a clarity to her writing that allows the reader not only into the world she has created in a tangible way, but also into the characters’ minds and hearts.
This book in particular was a bit of a beast in that I found myself confused quite a bit early on. Still, I was motivated to continue reading because of the author’s ability to draw me in with her world building and main characters. And though it took me a minute to figure things out in the story, I appreciated it all the more for its complexity because of how satisfying it was when it all came together.
The author is a master at world building, developing real and raw characters, and building rich tension. I read this as a library borrow and bought myself a copy afterward because I enjoyed it so much!