A Goodreads user asked:
I'm a big fan of George R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire", and also like to read YA fantasy, so my friend recommended this book to me as a "teen-friendly Game of Thrones." True or no?
Sarah Adkins I would agree as far as the first book is concerned, however the themes, characters, plot, etc. all start to become a lot more heavy in the later books.
Corey You probably already have your answer, but the answer is no. This book is light-hearted and fluffy, with no shades of gray between the good guys and the bad guys (at least in this book). I'd describe is more as a much less darker Hunger Games mixed with some romance book.