(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found this book to be a really entertaining read, with more serious, intense scenes than I was expecting when I originally read the blurb of this book.
I actually quite liked Nyx as a character. Some of the comments she came out with were really quite amusing and I enjoyed her interactions with the witches. It was also nice to see the relationships that formed between them as the book went on, rather than there just being hostility between them.
I really liked the similarities between the different myths and legends, such as Merlin. It was also interesting to see the different types of magic that the different characters could do.
I liked the evolution that Nyx’s character underwent throughout the book. I felt that the author did a good job of capturing the kind of personality that the fae tend to have, but still made Nyx an entertaining character. I also found the other characters to be really interesting as well. There was a good mixture of different personalities and powers… and it was good to see them have to put their differences aside to work together.
The bit about the Tithe was pretty interesting, too… especially the YTNS part. I did, however, find the footnotes a bit distracting. I felt that they could have been easily put into the story itself and that the footnotes detracted from the plot quite a bit.
It was nice to learn more about Nyx’s past and I would have liked to learn more about the other characters’, too. There were bits and pieces revealed, but I would have liked to see more of their pasts and everything. I also would have liked to know more about the different mythologies and sources of their powers.
Although this book did come to an actual, proper ending, I felt that there was more that could be done and explored with the characters. I really liked the fact that the characters faced real consequences and the danger they were in felt real.
I would definitely read a sequel to this book and I’d also check out more books by this author in the future. This was a good, entertaining read that made me laugh as well as kept me reading because of how intense it was. It’s probably a book I would read again.