2021 • 479 pages


Average rating4


Possibly spoilery

This was a reread for me, and I honestly forgot how much I liked this book! The ending had me wanting to jump into Glint right away! This series is a King Midas retelling with a twist. The story follows Auren who is the kings favored concubine and her journey to realizing her true value. This book is a bit slow, but I always expect that in first book of fantasy series. By the end of this book, I was craving more. I reread this book to prepare for the upcoming release of Glow, book 4 in this series. I can't wait to move onto Glint and Gleam! I did this reread with the audiobook, and the narration was kind of difficult for me. It was very slow and just her cadence of speech was off, but once I upped the speed to 2x it was tolerable and less noticeable. This is an adult fantasy, 18+ for language, sexual content, and themes. Check trigger warning because this book definitely touches on some difficult themes.

July 7, 2021Report this review