Author: M. Lachi
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
How was young Samiyah to know that her simple grace, wit, and beauty—exceptional traits given her peasant class—would land her in the middle of a chessboard of high-level political turmoil or that the love that blinds politics, the hate that blinds brotherhood, and the lust that blinds love would flip that chessboard on its side? Rife with passionate dialog, edgy suspense, and epic conflict, this Dark Fairy Tale follows our heroine as she journeys to heal a nation broken by the internal prejudices of class warfare, armed with nothing but stark determination.
I absolutely LOVED this book. Our two protagonists craft a story around the heroine, Samiyah, and how she changed a nation, with nothing but stark determination. All characters were three-dimensional, and each brought something unique to the table. It reads like a story in a story, and as such, it works well.
The plot is clever, suspenseful, and original, and mixes well with the dialogue and characters. Would definitely recommend to fantasy fans.