I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
So, I’m not sure where to start with this book. I’ll say this, I loved the cover from the moment I saw it. I initially clicked it because of it, and then after reading the synopsis, I wanted it for sure. When I started reading it I liked it, but nothing was really keeping my attention. The more I got into it something just seemed off for me. I didn’t like the interactions between the characters. It just didn’t seem very fluid to me. I hate saying that because the storyline was really good and I loved the concept of everything and I also really enjoyed the world that they were in. I just had qualms with the relationships and conversations. It was so off for me. And I am so sad that it’s the case because I wanted more than anything to like this. There were times that I wanted to know what happened next and I feel like I may have somewhat connected with the characters.
So we follow Asterin Faelenhart, princess of Axaria and next in line to the throne. In her land, there is a Demon that is killing her people and every time a group of soldiers goes out to kill this demon they never come back. Asterin feels like she has the power to defeat this Demon because of how strong her magic is. She convinces her mother, the Queen, to let her go and the Queen tells her to pick a few soldiers to go along with her that are just as powerful. Asterin knows that if she kills this Demon, her mother will be proud, and it will save her people.
As Asterin and her friends go hunt the Demon they find so much more than they were looking for. Other things are out to get them, and the truths that they all believed is not even close to reality.
This was an interesting adventure with all likable characters. But again, it just wasn’t from me. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters and I got way too frustrated during certain conversations. I would love to chat with someone who has read it and see what your thoughts are on it. If you have read it leave a comment and let’s chat!