Mixed Feelings

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I was really excited to read Woven in Moonlight when I got my hands on it, and while I didn't dislike it, I didn't love it as much as I wanted to either. There was a lot that I did like. I like Isabel Ibañez' writing style and I loved the incorporation of Bolivian-inspired culture and Spanish language. I love that the story felt unique and had a unique magic system. I will say I didn't completely get some of the magical elements, but it wasn't terribly difficult to suspend disbelief in those moments. I just wish I'd had a little more background to understand how magic works in this world. This is probably just a matter of taste, since I do think the writing is good, but I just couldn't fall in love with the characters. I wasn't as invested in them as I wanted to be. I especially found the romance hard to get invested in. It's an enemies-to-lovers type novel, which I love, but I didn't feel the chemistry between the characters. It's hard to pinpoint why. I'd still recommend this novel to anyone who thinks the story sounds interesting though, because it may just be a matter of taste. Hopefully I'd like the next book better.