This was the first book in my #owlcrateathon and I’m so glad it was. I really need to be better at reading my OwlCrate books because there are some gems!
All I knew about this was Phoenix riders! That’s all I really cared about because that’s just awesome. I’m actually really excited for the next book because we will get a lot more of them, I hope.
This book starts out really slow. It is such a journey because you are getting so much information and a lot of depth. I always love when there’s a lot of world building but it was a very slow pace. I think it’s really my main critic of this book.
I did really enjoy the story from the past that was filtered in, with the letters! I actually think it was brilliantly done.
I loved Veronyka so very much! She starts out extremely naive and I just loved how her character grew by the end. For a lot of this book, she’s pretending to be a boy, so she can get into the phoenix rider camp. Of course, you can guess things that will unfold. I tend to get so much anxiety in books when this situation happens. I hate conflict, in real life & in books. So, you KNOW that it’s coming. I actually didn’t really have much of a problem in this book. By the time we get to this point, things start to pick up. I was sucked into this story and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
You get multiple POV’s in this book between Veronyka and Sev. I tend to like multiple POV’s and this one didn’t disappoint. You get so much more of the picture, world & supporting characters. It was awesome to see how their stories would end up crossing.
I loved the ending so much. I kind of feel like I knew the twist but then again, I didn’t. I was just shocked and I am SO excited for the next book. I just purchased it this last weekend.
Overall, this is such a great story. If you don’t mind a slow paced book with a lot of world building and character driven, give it a shot. I mean… phoenixes and phoenix riders… so awesome! 🙂