Interesting Debut

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I won this arc in a raffle from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Ten years ago, Michael Kingman's father killed the King's son and ruined their family's legacy. Michael has let his bitterness and resentment as his childhood father stew and when he's presented the opportunity to prove his father is innocent, he jumps at it. Despite the fact that he must now mingle with the Nobels he's spurned, Michael does his best to figure out what happened that night ten years ago.

I really struggled with parts of this book. Michael was an annoying little git at times. He is really good at running away from his problems, and it solves nothing besides frustrating me. I had pretty big hopes for this story considering the fact that Brandon Sanderson blurbed this book. But that was probably a mistake.

However, this was an interesting story if not my favorite one ever. I enjoyed the world building and the history of the Royals and Kingman family. One thing I am still confused by is the fact that one of the moon's is shattered. Like how?? Also, sounds kind of dangerous to have that happen. The mystery of what happened to Davy Hollow that night was intriguing, but the way the pieces came together in the end was a bit disjointed. I wasn't quite convinced of what happened, and felt that I was missing some answers.

The last 100 pages or so were quite fun. There's a lot more action and less of Michael running away like a child. I'm curious to see what will happen in the rest of the series. Also, how old is Michael?? Sometimes he acted 16 and other times like 36. So I want to know.