I received an advance review copy for free as part of a blog tour, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This book is a standalone Fantasy novel with absolutely NO cliffhanger and that makes a change for me. I normally goes for books that have; 1. Cliffhangers; 2. Another book. But I must admit it was an alright book.
I liked the main character. She seemed to crave the approval of her father which kinda annoyed me. Yes I get that she was supposed to rule eventually and become Queen but it bugged me in ways that I don’t quite understand myself. In terms of character development she was a very developed character and I found myself liking her more and more. She was truly worthy of becoming Queen by the end of this book. I understood that she needed to be shaped into becoming a queen but that way in which she was I didn’t agree on. She was basically tormented to make her to be more worthy of ruling and it was awful to read about that.
The story line eventually became incredibly predictable which bored me. I wanted to be able to go into this book and not guess what was going to happen next especially with it being a standalone. But I need begin to guess everything that was happening.
I was also annoyed by the constant reminder of where it was set; in a dessert. It was constant and continuous. It needed to be eased upon the description and it would have made it better.
I love the action that happened throughout this book. Even though I mentioned that I was annoyed by how predictable the book was doesn’t mean I didn’t like the action.
Overall, this book was a good standalone book with just the right amount of action but way too much description of the landscape.