Blurb: From missing socks to missing people, nothing could remain hidden from seventeen year-old Katelyn Kestrel for long, but after locating a forbidden passage out of her isolated country, Haven, she discovers for the first time that there are some things that should never be found. Outside the safety of her homeland’s borders, Katelyn meets Rune, a young soldier who will die without her immediate aid. She never considered that helping him would lead to her capture. While being held prisoner by the handsome Lord Dylan Axton, she learns that the outside world is rife with war and controlled by people with extraordinary powers. It becomes clear that there was a very good reason the founders of Haven locked their people away from the rest of the world. The depth of her peril reaches a fever pitch when a ruthless Commander wants Katelyn dead. Her only hope is to return to Haven, but can she survive long enough to find her home?
First off, can I say I liked the other cover better.
This book was so gloriously awesome I don’t know how I have never heard of this author before. This book is classified as steampunk and while it has elements of that sub-genre, it wasn’t the main focus of the book like other steampunk’s I have read before. I would classify this book as being a dual genre for that reason.
But it was glorious! From the world building to the abilities everyone had, the differences between the nations and the push and pull of the emotions! Everything was lined up so perfectly and just collided into this amazing read. It has already crept up the ranks to become one of my favorite books.
I think the detail the author puts into each character is what really won me over. I love character depth and this book has it in spades! Each character is completely different and unique. They all have something to offer to the story as a whole and there are no token characters.
The love that blossoms in a time of war always gets me so much harder because its felt so deeply. I just love this book and can’t wait to see what the other books have in store for me