My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’d been recommended this series many times but, as it usually takes me a while to get into fantasy books, I’d been a little reluctant to start. After hearing Melinda Salisbury talk about the book at an event, my curiosity got the better of me and I dived right in, finding I got wrapped up in Twylla’s world very quickly. I’d describe it as something like a dark fairy tale with a scheming, selfish queen and a creepy castle with a naive girl (Twylla) locked away in the tower. It’s a very atmospheric book, with lots of mystery and it’s own folklore. And while there’s lots of romance, there is inevitably betrayal too.