Reviews

  • "Like Hunger Games Ismae is a female assassin . . . A fantasy based on the rough contours of history . . . Game of Thrones-style."

    New York Times
  • "The first in a gripping new trilogy that will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games in particular. We love it."

    Lovereading
  • "A blooming romance…makes for a heady ferocious page-turner."

    The School Librarian
  • "Sweeps the reader up in a page-turning tale of clashing factions, dangerous ambitions and simmering romance... An original and sophisticated beginning to a worthy new YA series."

    Books for Keeps
  • "Gripping . . . A must for any fans of historical fiction."

    We Love This Book
  • "Full of mystery and political intrigue that had me turning the pages as fast as I could"

    Feeling Fictional
  • "I loved how rich and detailed the story was."

    Have Book Will Read Blog
  • "One of the greatest love stories I have ever read."

    Dark Readers
  • "Exceptionally well written and beautifully executed."

    Narratively Speaking