Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
This book is amazing … go read it … That’s it.
No, really I loved everything about this book. The World building , the characters, the magic in this book, the overall story , the ups and the down and many plot twists even the wicked cliffhanger we getting.
I should say that they are some dark aspects to the book and there is also some torture which might trigger some people.
I really loved the world setting it was beautifully described, that and the smooth writing made you feel like you right there along with them. I also thought it was really well balanced and not overly described or pushed and just had the right amount of everything to make you feel you are there.
We get three POV which honestly I wasn’t so sure about in the beginning but really ended up enjoying, It just gave you the right amount of inside into some of the characters. Sometime it would have been nice to get Tzain but it might have been too much and really we really get enough of a feel of him through the others.
Inan, man I was not sure about him and I;m still not sure about him On the one side I felt for him on the other side I wanted to kill him..I can’t say too much with the ending but it will be very ingesting to see how that all plays out in the next book. Really it can go either way or so many other ways, really .
I also really loved Zelie., how she never gave up and did what she had to restore Magic or to keep it alive . I also felt for her , and all the other Maji to see what the y had endured but yet still kept fighting. I also liked how she grew with her magic and just seemed to be more and more one with it. But of course nothing ever goes as planned and along the way they must overcome so much more trouble and agony.
I wasn’t sure about her and Inan, it seemed right. Then it seemed wrong other times a bit forced. It was just all over the place no matter the emotions behind it.
For me Amari for me was my favorite, just because she was steady in her motives and she really grew the most throughout their journey . I always looked forward to her parts.
Overall this was an awesome book and I cannot wait to read the next .
I rate this book a full 5 ★