We pick up directly where volume one left off getting to see a lot of day-to-day activities that Maxi does while continuing to try to prove her worth.
Having read, and loved, Villoso’s CHRONICLES OF THE BITCH QUEEN trilogy I knew that I needed to read more of their work. When I found out that this series takes place in the same world, just at a different time period, I was ecstatic to jump back in…and it did not disappoint.
Having read this book three times now…I’m still in awe of how Traci crafted this book and that THIS was her debut novel. Such a fantastic fantasy world that I love to immerse myself in.
Ember was taught to only be loyal to and protect herself…Gavyn was taught to only protect and be loyal to his siblings…but together they learn to see the value in themselves, as well as each other…and maybe the risk is worth the reward of opening up to each other.
Though the loss of Ichigo’s father is discussed, overall, this is a very sweet and light-hearted read that had me giggling in joy and secondhand embarrassment.
I found the lore in this book completely fascinating. Imagine a world where any sin you had could be extracted and taken into someone else.
Of course, I had a completely unrealistic hope for how this book would end…which didn’t come to pass but I was left still happy with how Lu decided to end it.
I really enjoyed this story, it had me invested from the start and I look forward to picking up the other two books to continue the journey!
If you’re looking for a historical fantasy that features some badass women, a journey of self-discovery, and Norse lore…I highly encourage you to dive into this well-crafted series!
If you’re a fan of strong women, Gods who play with fate, and journeys of self-discovery…I highly recommend giving this book a try!