By: Susan Forest
The magic system in this book is one of the more interesting ones I’ve come across. Magiels and their shimmering skin and the time cost of the magic offer an interesting view on the costs the magical characters have to weigh to use their magic.
While a solidly written book with an interesting magic system, it wasn’t enough for me. It isn’t like it’s badly written, I just wasn’t pulled in. I didn’t care enough for the characters to want to watch them get to safety, and for one to struggle with her own inner demons and the problems it caused for others.
The parts that were meant to be exciting and full of action were also boring to me. I just found myself not caring about the outcomes. It’s a solidly written book and a decent enough read. But I won’t be reaching for it again.