3.5 stars World building=amazing plot=slow at parts I didn't really get into the story until around halfway through, and even then I felt like nothing mo...more3.5 stars World building=amazing plot=slow at parts I didn't really get into the story until around halfway through, and even then I felt like nothing monumental really happened. Sure, exciting things happened but everything seemed so toned down I just wasn't WOWed :( Raisa was okay I suppose. She annoyed me at times with her immaturity and stubbornness (I feel like so many authors think headstrong immature girls are the ideal female fantasy characters -_- NO). Can we please have some maturity and flexibility in characters? SIGH Han was pretty awesome though :D He was honestly just a chill guy who's been through a lot, but doesn't really hate anyone for it. I love how much he cares for his family and friends, and I love the way Chima makes him seem so easy to understand and loveable :) The Bayar family was interesting. High Wizard=intense, scary guy and Micah=a bit confusing for me honestly. In the beginning of the book he's portrayed as some sort of arrogant idiot from Han's point of view, and then suddenly from Raisa's point of view he's this amazing, dark, tall and handsome/charming guy that all girls love. Definitely weird XD Oh, and I absolutely hated the queen. GOD. I hope she realizes how idiotic she's been.
So overall, 3.5/5. I guess I'll continue on with the rest of the series since I started it anyway -_-(less)