Thank you, Netgalley, for an ARC of this book. My views are entirely my own.
A little bit Historical Fantasy, a little bit Pride and Prejudice. If you’re a fan of A Shadow Bright and Burning, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or even the Dark Days Club, you will love this book.
Debut author Rosalyn Eves does a great job building up an entirely unique world and fitting it so perfectly in to the real world, painting the settings with lush descriptions and the characters with morals so fitting for their times. As an anthropologist, I always appreciate heroines/heroes that fit into their times, and aren’t cardboard ideals of how we WISH they would behave. Like a true 16 year old Debutante, Anna is both a teensy bit rebellious and a teensy bit high-strung, which is how I envision most women were during that time.
Eves also paints an eclectic cast of characters that lift both the story and the setting, fitting perfectly into the magical time and place (Hungarian Revolution!!!!!!)
Though there were some issues I hope the publisher will resolve prior to publication, I definitely recommend this book to any fans of Historical Fantasy! The world of Rosalyn Eves is worth a dabble!