What attracted me to this: Kt had edited it, and I loved the concept. I’m a sucker for unicorns in stories, and with a lesbian romance at the core? Yes please!

What I liked: The worldbuilding was fascinating; Think 1920s Africa, with a fantasy twist. There was a lot of action, which kept the plot flowing at a strong pace.  Strong women all around, from the heroes to the side characters, rather reminded me of Tamora Pierce. I devoured this one, and immediately wanted more!

What I thought could have worked better: I wanted a touch more sensory. When there’s such an interesting world, I always want to feel it more! But that probably would have slowed the pacing, so I can’t grump too much at that.

Recommendation: Drop what you’re doing and read now!