Loved it! Totally different from what I was expecting
Although at first I expected a somewhat normal romance story disguised as a fantasy novel, which I must say I quite enjoy reading, I was surprised with the amazing story and characters H. Black has created in this wonderful book. Focusing on the life of Jude Duarte and her mostly horrible time in the world of Faerie, you get a great glimpse at the person she could have been, who she wants to be and who she will become. It follows her rise through the ranks and the way she gets there. The way she was bullied and despised, how that angers her and also instills fear in her and the way she deals with everything seem so realistic, it's hard to tell the difference from reality if not for the fantasy aspect of the story.
I love how her inner struggles and ever changing thoughts are given shape and meaning, giving you a real look into her mind and giving you so much more understanding of all of her decisions.
I've been struggling to read any book in less than a month, and I finished this one it three or four days! Definitely recommend reading, it's so worth your time! I'm definitely looking forward to reading the second book.