Amy Ewing crafts a dystopian tale that is reminiscent of a historical yet combines an almost fairytale like feel to the entire world she has built up. And it was one of flashiness, splendor and ultimately a great sadness. The loved Violet's character, it did take me a little bit to finish the book from beginning due to time but finished reading from page 75 through to the end in only two hours. I was truly on the edge of my seat. Ash and Violet's introduction came a bit slower in the book than I would have preferred but I know that there was a large stage to paint for readers prior to allowing that to occur. I will say that the chemistry between characters was incredible and I'm excited to read the next installments. Great job, Amy!