At first, I thought I was just going to love this book so much, but it kind of fell flat at the end. Laia is what really did it in for me. I mean this book had so much going for it: Set in a Romanesque time period, people were being oppressed and you knew an uprising was in the future, the male lead Elias has a pretty badass background and I loved him!
But Laia…. I just could not get over how much time was spent in her head because she just was not interesting to me. She spent too much time telling me over and over again how she was a coward. And I get it, I really do, it’s a set up to show me how she really isn’t a coward, but show me don’t tell me. Also, she seemed to fall for anything with legs, it became annoying to me. I realize this is a YA, but eyeroll, everyone does not need a love interest. Besides, there was a more interesting love happening going on with other characters there did not need to be a love square on top of it.
I feel bad because I got 75% of the way through and then skipped to the last chapter. I was just tired of being stuck in people’s heads too often and the love triangle thing got annoying. But overall it wasn’t bad.