My rating: 2 of 5 stars
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:
After one chapter of this book, I was put into a slump. I didn’t feel a connection to the characters or their plots. I also didn’t like that there was 3 perspectives; Inan, Amari, and Zeli’s. Especially when they’re not in separate events/places. The only reason this book has more than 1 Star is that the writing style is beautiful.
Amari and Zeli reminded me of Katniss and Primrose, if they grew up with Tigerlilly in Neverland. I found Amari bland, but Zeli was slightly more interesting.
Inan reminded me of many YA love interests: the forbidden one, the prince who should go against everything Amari and Zeli stand for. It was… predictable.
Honestly, I sped through this. I don’t care. Maybe I’ll revisit his someday. But this time: I was not (ever) in the mood for this book.
We flip between the three perspectives, many times it was pointless. It should have been third person.
– Peter Pan-esque but with more of the tribes run by bandits.
Yeah I’m not hooked. Also can we talk abt how long the Acknowledgements were????? Damn.
I was never intrigued by this book. Why did I ever pick it up. Argh!