by Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Book Release Date: January 29, 2019
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I laughed, I cried. I worried, I hoped. I feared, I rejoiced.
Where do I even begin? This might be the best book I’ve ever read, and maybe that could be my bias for love of all things beauty and the beast, but these characters were so fierce, so loyal, so broken and yet so strong. No setback, no disadvantage was enough to stop them, and there were many.
I loved that this book was set between the present day world and an alternate reality with a historical feel. I loved the representation of a main character with Cerebral Palsy, and how she could command a royal guard and a royal army with the best of them.
This book was undoubtedly and unequivocally a page-turner in the truest sense. It took me 2 days to read it, and it literally had me in tears on so many parts for so many reasons.
Prepare to feel deeply. This will be hard to beat for top read of 2019.