This was my first time reading a book by this author and I’m really glad that I did!
I loved the concept of this book as it focuses on a female character who presents as willful, brave, determined, and appropriately flawed. She is definitely not a sympathetic character, as is the queen’s assassin, who initially presents as a bit of a rigid, unhumorous trope. However, the author continues to develop and flesh out both characters fully and makes this story heavily character-driven, which is really the type of story I can sink my teeth into best.
And yet, the story is also fast-paced with enough external obstacles and twists to keep the reader engaged in the story’s plot.
I highly recommend this book and author and can’t wait to read more of her work!