Date Published: September 12, 2017
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books
Edition Read: ebook
Date Read: 8/16/18
Goodreads Synopsis: Before
Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.
But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.
Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.
No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.
My Thoughts: I have had my eye on this since before it came out last year and just never got around to reading it until now. I thought that dragons were going to be way more present in the story than they were, so that was a little disappointing. I did really like the development and growth that happened in Mira from the start of the book to the end of the book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of all the time jumping because it was pretty confusing at first and some of the things from the past we really didn’t NEED to know. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book because all the action in this one took place in the last 100 pages and it was really crazy. I’m hoping the sequel has more dragons in it as well!