This could have been so much better. The setting was intriguing but that was about it. I had a huge set of problems connecting with the main character, and the plot seemed far too slow and much too subtle for my liking.
It is in the middle of a war, and they are recruiting girls to be a part of their war effort. Sounds promising, it really isn’t. Because very little of the time is spent out during the war, and the characters aren’t doing anything really interesting. Or have any relevance to the plot as well. Or even given the spotlight or as a chance to show how advanced the world is.
The writing was just forgettable and plain boring at times. It just made it so hard to focus and remember what was going on, as every time I opened it, it just didn’t draw me in at all. The characters were forgettable and none were given much development to be able to gain some connection with me. I just felt as though I was watching a show, except I didn’t care what happened to them. It will have been far better if there was a character given more attention and several others who have motivations and goals.
Over all, this could have been so much better if it just exerted more thought into the characters and execution, since it will have worked far better for me. But it may be just me, but it might be for you if you like plot driven books or epic fantasy.
Rating: 2 out of 5