This book has been sitting on my kindle for a while and I've honestly been really excited about it. A girl who has known nothing but slavery and evil her whole life finds that there is a way outwhen she discovers she is not who she thinks she is.
Likewise, Logan has always felt like an oddball among those who practice Earth Magic. When he an Astarti meet, despite coming from two very separate homes, they find they have more in common than they think.
Astarti and Logan are a good match. Astarti lights a fire under Logan's butt when push comes to shove, and Logan is able to placate Astarti like no one else. They both make up for what the other has. The only problem? Honestly, Logan was a bit of a Pansy. Now, I'm all for books not having alpha male bad-asses. I like nice guys too. But Logan was just TOO nice and TOO docile. Honestly, he was just boring and had this big thing for Astarti that came out of nowhere. Like Astarti is clearly confused why Logan seems to care so much, but the author never really gives us his point of view on all this. He's a really 2D character that could have been so much more, given the chance.
I'll admit, the book did have the occasional time or two where the author just hit us with profoundly deep quotes.
"The cool breeze slips through the loose weave of my shirt. I shiver, wrapping my arms tighter around myself. Our bodies don't care about our grief; they make all their usual demands."
Yes, yes they do.
Overall a fairly good book, so the question is, will I read the second? Eh, Probably. If for nothing else, Astarti is kind of a bad ass and I love how angry she is. Her hate fuels me (it's been a really long week, ok?)