This book has Fantastic character development, great world-building, and an (interesting, beautiful, and cool) magic system. A fantastic young adult fantasy read. The story follows two strong (and awesome) young adult female protagonists, Indir and Saya. The plot is well-written, well-paced and full of unexpected twists and turns. A great adventure. The writing style is beautiful and full of vivid imagery. Both protagonists undergo significant character growth, making for great coming of age stories. This story of two magical young women is full of themes of female-empowerment, feminism, and freedom in the face of a world that is definitely not friendly to women or female-impowerment. There’s some violence, but nothing excessive. I hope to see more of these wonderful characters in a sequel and will read more from this writer for sure!