Huge fan of fantasy, but OMG JLA you have out done the genre! I am so glad you decided to attempt high fantasy and put your work in writing. This book captivated me from page one and not proud to say this, but I called in Sick to work to finish this off and didn't sleep more than half the night and running late to work this morning as I sit here writing a review. The characters, the storyline, the world building, the banter and the forbidden romance (you're killing me) - loved every bit of it. I will not give away much of the story, as it is a must read. I must say though, considering Poppy only had a few people she could interact with, I thought there would be lots of boring internal dialogues, but, I was happily surprised that there wasn't as many. And any time that there was, it did not dissapoint one bit. A definite read and it has certainly jumped up to my book number one in 5 years. Can't wait for book two!