I think this book is really great and I would definitely recommend. It’s multi-layered, gripping, well-paced and it made me both laugh and cry. It provides some interesting historical insights and it’s clear there’s been a lot of research and thought put into the structure and themes.
No-one warned me how much I would laugh throughout this book. It is laugh out loud funny with perfect comic timing, combining hilarious slapstick with a moving story about the trials of getting through teen life. Hats off to Alex Wheatle.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.