half a star off because switching to the villain POV really took away from the story rather than enriching it. It just didn't flow well. Also Nalia's constant flashbacks of Arjinna coupled with her bitching and moaning about all the sweet delicacies and views she missed from her homeland got to be too much at times. We get it. You miss home. Now. get on with the plot.
definitely a great read and recommended to lovers of romance, magic, and world building .
ps- totally team malek btw <3