I went into this book blind but it was an Owlcrate book and I have seen people talking about the final book that came out a few months ago.
I really enjoyed the Asian mythology and the world that was created in this book. It might be the best thing about this book!
I enjoyed the plot for the most part. They take off on a journey and have an ultimate goal but face obstacles on the way. It’s not anything new but I did enjoy it until the pacing slowed down a bit. I have seen a lot of reviews stating there is a lot of filler in the middle and they are right. I feel like this book did take me a lot longer than it should have.
I did have some issues with the characters. I enjoyed the fact that they just get added to the group as they face a new challenge. The thing I didn’t like was how tropey they all were. I really wish that Tatsumi didn’t change completely so quickly. Maybe in book 3 it would be okay. I just felt like there was insta-love and I am not into that. I also found myself rolling my eyes a couple of times at Yumeko. She is very naive but that will happen when you are sheltered from the world. I didn’t need to be reminded of that constantly. She’s so naive but everything works out perfectly and I didn’t buy it! It’s nice in theory but it happened every time (almost). My favorite character is actually the ronin! Okame did make me laugh out loud a few times.
Overall, I did enjoy this one and I will continue the series. I hope that some of the characters grow a bit more on me. I am excited to read more about all the Asian mythology!