It’s been a little while since I finished this one, I had hoped waiting would help me figure out what I think of it, but it hasn’t really.
There were a lot of things I liked about it – the way it dealt with racism and sexism, the whole magic school for ladies and Zacharias himself. The entire construction is perfectly delightful Regency. The premise was more than enough to keep me interested the whole way through. These would normally be enough to have me raving but I’m still quite ambivalent about the whole thing.
I was not a fan of Prunella at all. I find it very baffling that someone as determined to not learn as she is, manages to swoop in and fix everything on such a regular basis. As much as I liked Zacharias, he sometimes felt a little flat. On top of that, it’s Regency nature meant that sometimes the plot meandered a little too much.
I’ll be reading the rest of the series, I’m definitely interested in seeing how it all pans out, but I can’t see myself rushing out to get them.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.