download (1)In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created – and only she can stop it.

This book was really good, but there were some flaws in it. Nothing big, which is good because for the most part I really liked this story and I don’t like having to bump it down stars. The characters were amazing. The magical system (I don’t really know what to call it sorry) was really unique and sort of realistic. The fact that it combined science and writing was my favorite part. Want to know more? Then read on.

The characters were unique. The way that they worked as a group reminded of the Inner Circle in ACOTAR, which means that they worked well together and knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses (mostly). Another thing that I loved about this book was that the parents were actually there for part of the time and the kids were smart and knew when to ask for help!!!! That doesn’t happen a lot in YA books (or if it does I haven’t read any lately). I loved it and I also loved how unique each and every character was. I enjoyed reading the humor and the verbal sparring a lot as well. 

My favorite character was Faraz. He was awesome, and not just because he was the only one before Elsa who cared about Elsa. He tried to be nice and welcoming and he tried to help the in the best way that he could. And the way that he knew to give Leo space when he needed to think things out showed what a good friend he was. He also created Skander. I wish Skander was my pet and Faraz was in my world and was my bestie. 

The plot was very interesting. I wanted a bit more background information but I think/hope that we’ll get that in the next book. This book was filled with twists and turns that I never saw coming. The last plot twist broke my heart!! I was very upset about what happened. I also loved the action scenes, they were intense and kept me hooked. Sometimes, I was wondering if this book was actually a debut. But it is and I loved it. The way that Gwendolyn always kept me on my toes was impressive. But I think that I’ve talked enough about the plot and will move onto the setting.

The setting was very descriptive. I liked the House of Madness the most. It was very interesting and different. As I said in the plot, I wish that there had been more backstory and information on the way the world was set up, like I wanted more information on the scribed worlds and how the madness worked. Maybe that will be explained in the next book. I hope that it will. 

As you can see, I really enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend that you read it because it is highly underrated and it deserves better. I am also using it for the Written By A Debut Author for my 2018 Book Bingo reading challenge. Please remember to fill out my survey!!! You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (14)