My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First, the cover of this novel is totally awesome. It really depicts the main character as I see her. As for the book, I also thought the main characters of Fenn and Aurora were totally awesome. YA novels seem to currently be plagued by female protagonists who are, well, for lack of a better word, soppy. They whine a lot, and it gets horribly annoying. I never once felt this about Aurora. She was a strong person, who even when confused about what was going on, was determined to rise above it. She was stubborn at times, and you might find yourself telling her to just stop and think. This was actually amusing for me. She was so realistic. This says a lot for a fantasy novel. Onto the wonderful Fenn. He was realistic, perfect in Aurora’s eyes, but you were able to see that he wasn’t perfect. He made some bad decisions, but he admitted when he was wrong. That made him a strong character, plus his blue eyes reminded me of someone special!So, without putting spoilers in, the story line was excellent. It flowed nicely, for it wasn’t rushed, and it wasn’t too slow. At times it was confusing, but in a good way. I enjoyed this confusion because it allowed you to feel as Aurora did. I try to be honest with my reviews, so here is the reason it wasn’t five stars for me: I did spot a few times where the novel went from present tense to past tense in the narrative, and there were some descriptions that I wasn’t fond of. It wasn’t that they weren’t well written. I am just not one for lots of descriptions, but this is completely a personal preference and should not hinder your choice to read this novel. I recommend you do. This is a series that I fully intend to complete reading, and believe me, that says a lot, for I am not a fan of many serialized books!