I ADORED this book. I will admit it wasn’t super fast-paced throughout; but I feel like we (the readers) got enough time to get an excellent sense of the setting, the characters, and their histories and feelings for each other (though in the end, much of this winds up having been brilliantly misleading). The way the author interspersed flashbacks throughout reveals what is really going on in such a delicious way pacing-wise, leaving the reader just the right amount of horrified when you realize what has really been going on the whole time. In the end, the plot twists left me unable to put it down, even when I really, really should’ve (LOL). Highly recommend. This book was brilliantly pulled off. – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What can I say? This book was incredible. Probably the best story I’ve read in a LONG time. I feel like I learned some new things about another culture (which is always a bonus!) and I enjoyed getting to know the characters.
The entire world feels magical and almost surreal – very much a place I’d love to visit. The amount of emotion and tension throughout this book delighted me. The twists and turns are absolutely fantastic. Terrific book. And I’d love to read more by this author! Henning’s words painted an extremely gorgeous picture with just the right amount of darkness for me. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️