Did not disappoint!!! This is supposed to be a "young adult" book, but it's good for adults to read, too. (Know how many adults love Harry Potter? It could totally happen with Iona!)
The characters are relatable. The growing pains are real. You feel what Iona is feeling on every page.
My biggest question for Sadie right now is: when do we get to read more of Iona's journey? I want more. I want to watch Iona grow and learn more. I want to see her come more fully into her own. I do not want this to be end, and I can't lie, I'll be re-reading it again soon.
Do yourself a favor and read it!
This book won't disappoint. The reader can truly empathize with Iona, and that makes her intrinsically relatable. Her struggles are ones that many face every single day, and that really helps connect the reader to the character.
Whilst reading I often found myself "screenshotting" bits, here and there, of the words that so eloquently described something I, myself, have experienced, and sending them to a family member that I knew was reading it as well.
I cannot wait until the next one comes out. I feel like we are just getting started on Iona's journey, and I can't wait to see where her journey leads her next.
The novel is full of heartache, hope, confusion, and ultimately acceptance, and it's one I will be recommending for many years to come.
Family turmoil generates strong feelings that are hard for a teenager to manage, but this story takes the reader on a fascinating journey toward a young woman's self-knowledge and reconciliation with both her heritage and her inner strength. Well worth the time and emotional investment in this debut novel.
A wonderful story that kept you interested throughout the entire book! A great read if you're interested in anything spiritual/metaphysical/magical.