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359 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 1, 2018
I can't believe I have been putting this one off. It was written beautifully. I couldn't pinpoint it exactly but I found its pacing and buildup flawless. And it ended with no cliffhangers, too.
Karina...she was one beautiful heroine. And not just on the outside. She had risen up from the dead (pun intended), from the ashes. Also, how perfect it was that her folks called her brightling?
I think the main point that endeared her to me was how I recognized a soul sister in her. Though not directly pointed out, I felt how she suffered from depression. Yes, her mother, her sister, the court and those men genuinely loved her. But that didn't make her depression any 'less significant' or 'less justifiable.' I thought it pretty much drove forward the fact that such state, such battle wasn't always what's. in the environment but what's inside.
And ughhh, those mighty fine men of hers! swoon! I love their undivided devotion to her! I love how they patiently waited for her to come to her own term-to be able to believe herself just how much worthy of a queen she was.
Plus I think this was the first RH I've read wherein the heroine's family was supportive and loving. Can't wait for the next book! I think it will be about her father's family side? They were all adorable huhuhu