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I absolutely loved this book! The author is so skilled at bringing this luscious world to life. I immediately started rooting for the protagonist and the love interest in this book was so good. Despite having a pretty large cast of secondary/side characters, she was able to make them all stand out from one another and give them all distinct personalities that came across clearly. Her writing was clean and descriptive and I found myself immersed in the story rather than distracted by the wording, which has happened to me before with other writers who get too flowery in their descriptions.

I also really appreciated the fantasy/magical element, which I haven’t seen before. It was new and fresh and a great way to trigger the much needed discussion of beauty standards in our culture.

It was a great read!