So, I have very mixed feelings about this book. It wasn’t boring and I was able to finish it. I probably also enjoyed it in parts but wasn’t totally impressed. Mare Barrow is an okay protagonist and though she is initially a cunning thief who hates the Silvers, I was very surprised how easily she came to trust Maven and many others at the Summer Palace. I also didn’t like Kilorn, he seemed very ungrateful towards her, atleast for the first half of the book. I definitely could empathize with the Scarlet Guard and the motivations for their rebellion, but somehow the writing didn’t really compel me to root for them. The only characters who were interesting were Maven and probably Julian. Cal was the typical brooding YA hero that we expect and though I liked him, I hope he does a lot more in the next book. But it’s Maven who has such different shades to him and his transformation really surprised me. He is going to be the only reason if I decide to pick up Glass Sword because I really do want to know what he does next.
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️