I would like to thank the author for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the kind of book that YA fantasy readers will devour. Fae, fairies, magic, trolls, dragons, etc are common place. Just about every turn of the page has some type of fantasy element before the reader. Through in a girl that seems a little out of place and BAM, a fun story to follow. Another great detail are the drawings, by the author herself, which adds another dimension to the story and really makes it shine.
There were times in the book that the action and adventure kept me going, but there were other times that I just had a hard time getting into it. When the book first started, it just didn’t pull at me. That was a struggle to push through. I never really felt a connection with the characters and a bit of chemistry between them all was missing enough to distract me while reading.
I must say that I loved the look of Memory. If I had an alter ego, it would look like her. A bit punk, a bit untouchable, a bit vulnerable and all around just a trip. I loved all the characters, but have to say that Eloryn was my favorite. The things she would think of and the way she went about getting things done was quite interesting. She was the one who really carried the story.
I recommend this to readers 15 and older. For those who like fantasy and for those who are looking for something a little different to read. Both types of readers will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy, Hope’s Reign.