Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she's been told she's special. Important. Perfect. She's known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty but for the peace treaty named after her, an agreement that united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.
But Mira never felt perfect. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she's far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.
Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she has spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit--the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she'd die to protect.
No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth scorching truths about the Fallen Isles--and herself--before her very world collapses.
This book was a very good read, and hard to put down. It starts off with what's happening presently, and then in between chapters shows flashbacks from before she was betrayed. This kind of reminded me of the first book in the Throne of Glass series, but I'm not complaining.
I think it's very interesting how things are revealed to us in small bits and pieces, so we don't know everything until (almost) the end.
I would definitely recommend this book and will be on the lookout for the next books when they come out.
My Rating: 4 stars