Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
I love Bardugo's writing and was so excited to dive in. It took me a while though to connect with the book. I'm not sure if that's because I was distracted, trying to figure out how it fit into Alina and Mal's timeline (which I never actually did.) Once the actual heist was introduced, however, I was hooked.
As always, Bardugo gives us great characters with heart and humour. What kept it from being a higher rated book for me, was that it's the first of a series, which I didn't realize going in. Not that I needed to know that, but I felt like this book would have been perfect as a standalone. I have no desire to continue on this journey with the characters at this point.