➦I’ve been a fan on Amy Harmon’s writing ever since I’ve read Making Faces. I’ve been trying to catch up on reading her recent releases and boy am I glad I finally got to this book. It is gripping, fantastically written and with a surprisingly well-rounded world building for being a standalone.
➦This fantasy romance follows a journey of Lark, a young mute woman, who has been cursed by her mother to stay silent. In the land where magic is frown upon and is punishable by death, Lark realizes that she is to remain quiet for her own protection. So what happens when she becomes a prisoner to the king and gets exposed to books? Will she discover the power of words?
➦The poetic tone is what I come to expect from Harmon’s writing and it is very prominent in this particular book. A lot of prophecies are in rhymes and I was completely fascinated by them. The romance aspect is very prominent and the author certainly took the time developing the romantic relationship.
➦If you like Sarah J. Maas’ books then you will probably enjoy this one. It has plenty of romance as well as constant action. If you love all things magic – the future telling, the healing, the changing into beastly creatures, then you should definitely give this one a chance. Also, it’s nice to be able to just read a fantasy standalone. There will be other books in this series set in the same world but, looks like, about other couples. I will be reading all of them.