Right up until the end, I believed his was going to e a 4-star read.
But there were three main problems:1) The romance was absolutely shite.2) I sympathised with the 'villain' way more than I did with the 'heroes.' 3) The ending was extremely deus ex machina and not worthy of this nove at all.Like I said, the premise really good.
Seventeen-year-old Nor ( whose name means 'coral') lives in the ocean village of Varenia with her twin sister Zadie ( 'pearl').
nce every generation, the most eautiful irl in illage will travel to Ilara to wed the king.
Nor has always wished it could be her, because she feels stifled in her tiny beauty-obsessed village with a father who wants nothing ore than to have gorgeous daughters.
She also meets his half-brother Prince Talin, much more handsome and kind, whom she feels drawn to immediately.
Yet she actively annoyed her actual fiancé by flirting with his brother right in front of him.
Why shoul you deliberately annoy Ceren, whom you know has got a bad temper, like hat?
And THEN Ceren 's own fiancée Nor appeared and made it obvious from the en that she preferred his brother to him- like everyone else on the lanet.
You never have to look for Ceren here.Nor and Talin do n't ge off well here at all.
Nor just latched onto handsome Talin and never let go; Talin is far too quick to hate an elder brother who has never actually hurt him.
his appears to hav a standalone, which is a ba thing since I 'm ot sure I ould have read sequel.