Author: Heather Brewer
Recommend: Definitely! This was a fun, fast paced read in the style of Divergent.
I picked this one up, not quite sure what to expect even after reading the synopsis. I received this book as an advanced reader copy from the publishing house through Shelf Awareness. I am so glad I signed up for this one. This book has everything that makes YA fiction great. Love triangle? Check. Main character thrown into a new, life-threatening situation? Yep. Main character has special gifts/powers? Yep and yep. Plot twist at the end? Oh yah. Having the formula while still feeling new and exciting? Check, double-check and triple check.
This book tells the story of a world where the skilled are separated and trained in two classes, healers and barons. A healer is always bound to a baron as the person to patch them up when they get injured in battle. However Kaya isn’t content simply being a healer, she wants to fight. Kaya’s complicated life goes from complex to life threatening in the first book of this series.
I loved this book. It reminded me of Divergent in many ways. The main character is a strong girl who refuses to simply follow the status quo. While maintaining her strength, Kaya also has enough weakness to be believable and engaging. Both male characters are strong in their own way and the reader comes away liking them both. The book leaves the reader with huge unanswered questions making me hope that we won’t have to wait long for book two in this series.
Available now, this one is worth picking up. I can see myself rereading this one quite often.