There is a lot of good to be said about this book. The story unfolds in a natural fashion, and it is easy to feel for the characters and the situations they find themselves in. There is always something happening, and the general lack of unnecessary intrigues means that no word is wasted. The descriptive writing style was transportive, and there is a general sense of purpose throughout the book.
The heroine is somewhat reckless, but also fun. When placed in positions of power, she rules with femininity and strength, a combination which makes her very likeable. The delicate balance that is struck between positivity and drama is held until the end. A fantastic read!