Author: A.M. Strickland
Publisher: Imprint Reads
Published: October 29, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, YA
The story is about Kamai who is only growing up and encounters problems with personal identity and of course romantic relationships. She also has a character development throughout the book and finding what she really wants. She’s also a bisexual character. Kamai has the ability to see a house of a person’s soul and kind of mind walk through them. She meets the man of darkness and forms a love hate relationship with him. Kamai then discovers a plot about the kingdom and then seeks to right wrongs.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book is a very different type of YA fantasy and it has a unique writing style. The book and the writing style heavily reminded me of Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. It has the same dark romance and the same eerie feeling of the plot. I can’t really say much about the book without spoiling but I can say that it reminded me of a Beauty and the Beast story mixed with the Darkling.
I did like how it was fast paced despite the confusing twist to the story and the concept of soul walking. It was a good read if you’re looking for a unique book to read. It also included political and family intrigue which I enjoy reading in a book. I would warn that this book tackles axesual maturity, physical harm, emotional abuse, and main character put on the spot. They’re not heavy in the story but they were mentioned.
Writing style: 4/5
I would recommend this book if you’re a fan of the darkling and other dark prince types of male characters. It has a great deal of the topic of sexuality and growing up just losing your family. It also has a bit of a dark story setting and plot of darkness (dark magic).