So many of you thought the idea to do a review like this was great so I thought I’d do another for a book I might not have reviewed other wise!
I ended up giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!
1. It has really cool magic and even though only the rich, upper crust people have it, you get to see a lot of it in this book. I really liked reading about how their magic worked and how many of the magisters, or magpies, stopped learning how to cast their own spells because they’ve made everything automated.
2. I love historical fiction and this is a version of that, even if it really doesn’t feel like it because of how made up it all feels. Then again, if you’re going to write about how the American revolution didn’t happen because the British had magic then I guess you do have to make up a good portion of it. I know that in the third book there are mentions of the Colonial Assembly and I really like how the author is writing about how the Americans still would have won eventually.
3. There is love and betrayal! I know most people don’t like love triangles but the one in this book isn’t even that concrete. The main character, Verity, has two love interests but when you finish the book it is obvious who she ends up with and there isn’t really any debating who she is with throughout the book. To me, this is just how the real world works. Sometimes a relationship will work out but sometimes you have to move on and for Verity, moving on just meant she ended up on the other end of the triangle. I also ship this new relationship so I may be a little biased because they’re adorable together.
4. The main character is 15. Verity is 15 and she’s helping start the non-magical American revolution. I love Verity as a character because once you realize how young she is, you realize why she sometimes acts like a child. That being said, I can only really think of one big scene where that happens. She is so composed and interesting to read about because you’re always finding out new things about her.