My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t even know if I have the words to describe how much I loved this book! It was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018, and when I got the notification from NetGalley that I was approved to read an arc I was over the moon and immediately stopped what I was doing to start reading!
This book started off with a bang in the prologue, which shows Queen Rielle giving birth, sending her child away to protect her, and then fighting an angel. From there, we go three years into her past to see the events that lead up to that intense scene, and let me just say that it was basically heart stopping action from beginning to end! I don’t know the last time I actually yelled at a book before, but I was screaming and my hear was pounding throughout the entire book!
We switch perspectives between Rielle and a badass assassin/thief named Eliana. Based on the synopsis for the book, you know that one of them is the Sun Queen and one is the Blood Queen, but you don’t know how the two characters relate to each other until closer to the end of the book.
The characters were amazing and both women were strong and independent, and really didn’t take crap from anyone. If I had to choose a favorite perspective, I would go with Rielle, mainly because from her perspective we can see how the world became the way it is.
I cannot wait to read the second one to see what happens to both characters! Definitely one of my favorite reads of the year, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy so I can reread it over and over again!