**Disclaimer: I received a free E-ARC of this book from the publishers due to my employment with a bookstore. No compensation was received for this review (although, I am seriously gushing over it and I'm fully aware that I may sound ridiculous)**
- The setting was so beautifully done. I’m usually not such a big fan of fantasy worlds, I like my novels in the real world with some magical elements. This world painting was so well done, though, that I lived in this land for the two days it took me to read the book.
- The curse was mythological and I loved it. So I don’t ruin anything, I’ll stop there.
- The characters. I love them both. They were realistic and wonderful.
- The narration went back and forth between the two main characters which I very much enjoyed. I liked seeing both perspectives.
- The ending. I cried. Both at the fact that this book was over and for the loveliness that was the end of this tale.
- There were a few questions I felt were left unanswered with the curse’s back story. Maybe I’ll have to reread the book to see if I just missed something.
- I didn’t like some of the minor characters. One in particular was supposed to be a bad guy but was kind of a waffle about how he would behave each day.
- 400 pages just wasn’t enough. Okay, if it had been longer, it probably would have felt like filler, but I just wanted to live in this world a little longer.