Oh my heart. I was gifted this book at my book club Christmas party, knowing nothing about it, I hadn’t even heard of it. The friend who gifted it said I would love it…and she was 100% right. Not only did I adore it, I am now encouraging everyone I know to read it. I highly recommend this book.
I read this book as part of the 2019 Pop Sugar reading challenge but it had been on my radar for a while. A few friends read it and enjoyed it and I was looking for something light and fun to read. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised I enjoyed this book as much as I did and think that anyone looking for quick, fun, romance would like it as well.
After a bit of a slow and somewhat confusing start, I ended up really liking this book. I wanted to read it for several reasons (sounded interesting, I like the fantasy genre, and it had good reviews) but the main reason was I heard that it featured some non-binary and polyamorous characters. It is VERY rare to see this type of representation in books, especially young adult stories. Honestly, my favorite parts of the book involved the relationship between the 3 main characters, Mairwen, Rhun, and Arthur. What happens in the forest was interesting but I was more curious about the dynamic between them and the other villagers.
This book has been on my TBR list for a long time and for some reason I never got around to. Now I am kicking myself that it took so long for me to read this amazing book. I thought the story was very original (which is hard to find in YA) and kept me guessing until the end.