I'm an awesome 24 y/o reader and writer of YA fantasy/historical fantasy. I mainly write about awesome ladies and the people who love them. I work at a library and I'm a contributing reviewer to Bibliodaze.
This is a DNF review. Pages read: 73/289
I tried to be into it, I did. And admittedly, it started off strong and the beginnings of the world building were good. But then Riven and the narration of the book shame Caden's girlfriend as being slutty and a "bitch," and--I don't know. It kind of just ruined the entire thing for me, because seriously, you can create a world where there's virtually no sexual assault and where women can hold positions of power and command with no problem, but it's apparently still acceptable to slut shame other girls and call them bitches?
On top of that, I found my interest slowly fading. There wasn't really anything that made me want to pick the book back up after I'd put it down. I eventually decided to put it aside. I wish it had worked for me, but sometimes these things just happen.