I ended up liking this book way more than I thought I was going to during the first few chapters. At first it was just a little too weird for me. It also seemed quite a bit more sad and hopeless. However, as the book progressed, Shannon Hale's writing style grew more and more captivating, and I felt very invested in the main characters. If anything, Shannon Hale's writing style only improved with this book, and her descriptions of the fire language were so easy to believe and picture and feel. Sometimes, as she described Enna's relationship with fire, they were almost a little too real as it seemed almost like what some people experience with addictions.
Beyond that, I thought it was a
beautiful tale of friendship...Enna and Isi each helping one another and
giving something of themselves to the other.
The part where Finn
magically shows up just in the nick of time to help save Enna and Isi
was eye-rollingly unbelievable, but of course I loved it, and that's
just what I wanted to happen.
In the end, I loved it, and I'm looking forward to River Secrets.
I wrote this review before creating this blog.