A future chieftain.

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince.

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard.

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?

My rating: ⭐

I’m spent, ok? I’m dead, I’m not alive, this actual trash book ended me. This is the reason I’m gonna have a heart attack, because books like this exist.
This was such an anticipated book for me, I actually could not wait to get my freaking hands on it, because it sounded good, I thought it’d be the new Six of Crows but omg…how could’ve I been this wrong? I couldn’t even give it two stars. Two stars for me is something I don’t like, one star is something I hate.
And boy…

All of the characters were so dull that I can’t even.
Literally not one character was well fleshed out, they were actually nothing and boring and wouldn’t care whatsoever if any of them died. Sometimes I actually wanted them to die.
All of them fell flat as hell and this might be considered a spoiler, but it’s a ya fantasy, so not really.
The romance. Oh, boy, oh girl, oh everyone.
I cringed so hard! I’m not gonna say between who was the romance, but it was done so not good, I couldn’t care for it one bit.

The magic system wasn’t at all explained, I didn’t get it.
Why teeth? It could’ve been done so well, but nothing is explained.

And what was that Money Dance? I was reading some reviews and someone mentioned that it reminded them of Camp Rock and OOOOOOO yes! yes! yes!
It’s so cringy and uhhhh, it’s ridiculous…

So the crows basically go around this realm or whatever the heck it is, and whoever has the plague, the crows kill them because crows don’t get the plague.
Yes, I understand that if they’re not dead, then the whole world will die out, or whatever, but maybe try ending their lives a bit more…peacefully and not by slicing their throats and then proceed to do a ”scary dance” to make them give you stuff.
What the…

Also, can I just say, that the phrase, sentence, whatever you wanna call it ”when not if” was said in this book LITERALLY IN EVERY CHAPTER???! Okay, not exactly every chapter, but omg! So, so, so many times! It might seem like a small, stupid thing, but it annoyed the absolute life out of my body.

The whole plot was so boring, so predictable, I was actually dying for it to finally be over, I so should’ve dnf’d this one, I could’ve thought that I wouldn’t love it, but actually hate it.

Going into it, I thought we’d get more POVs, and when I saw that I was gonna hate Fie, I was like ”cool at least it has more POVs, maybe I’ll like those” but naaah, we only follow our precious main characters, Fie, who’s such a stupid, bitchy girl, angry at everyone all the time.
Like, fine, be angry, I’d be too if I had to live in a world like that, but it’s still so freaking annoying, that she’ll snap at everyone who’s moving.
After a while it gets annoying reading about such characters.

Okay, let’s move on, clearly, I hated this book so much, I shouldn’t have finished it, I want back the hours I’ve wasted on this crap of a book.
However I also know that many people enjoy it, so calm down, it’s nothing personal, these are my thoughts, I’m never gonna encourage anyone from reading a book, yeah, I didn’t like it, but maybe you will. So I’ll link Goodreads and Bookdepository if you’d like to purchase this bucket of sunshine.

That’s all, thank you for reading my huge, stupid rant, goodbye!

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