Give this a 3 star after much thought. I enjoyed it, but my love of girls pretending to be boys cannot overcome Eona's cluelessness. I have to take away some demerits to encourage less stupidity in the future. I'm sure you understand.
I liked it and plan to read the sequel BUT I wanted Eon to be smarter. Seriously I figured out everything pretty much immediately and she was all like "AHHH I don't know & I don't want anyone to know I don't know" for like half the book. And I was like "DUDE I don't even know anything about the world you live in AND EVEN I KNOW." She seemed to create half of her own problems by ignoring the obvious answer.
Maybe the MC I've been reading lately are just super smart (Georgia in Feed, Alexia in Heartless, intelligent women) and I'm asking too much of Eon/Eona. But I wanted an Alanna, a Daine, a Kelandry and she was not that. She was a pawn in a powerful game and I'm not sure I should hold that against her but I kinda do because she kept letting herself be a pawn even when she didn't have to.
For an EXCELLENT explanation of why this book got 3 starts I'll point you to Flannery's review which has a bar graph. Doesn't bar graphs make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? What they don't? Weirdo!http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...