Let me start this review with one word- WOW! I flippin’ loved this book from the moment I started this book. It was one of those books where I was annoyed when my family interrupted me. It is one thing to use tropes but when you use them with as much excellence as this author did, I take notice. The lead female was the kind of hero I would want on my side in any battle. The author made all the characters three dimensional. I wanted to meet all of them. This story line was so intense that sometimes I actually felt myself fighting with the bad guys during the battle scenes. One of the best parts of this book- no cliffhangers. The author’s world building was so complete, I believed it was a real world. The author compares her book to Sarah J Mass. I liked this book more. Even though this is a series and I’m glad I started with the first one (that appeals to my OCD) this story ended but piqued my curiosity enough to read the next one as soon as I can find a hole in my TBR.
Mulan meets Sarah J Maas in this thrilling tale filled with celestial magic, death-defying adventure, and enduring friendships.
Kai is a Moonburner—a female sorceress reviled by her people and normally killed at birth. Except Kai’s parents saved her by disguising her as a boy—a ruse they’ve kept up for almost seventeen years. But when her village is attacked, Kai’s secret is revealed and she’s sentenced to death.
Thankfully, the gods aren’t done with Kai. Despite the odds stacked against her, she escapes her fate, undertaking a harrowing journey to a land where Moonburners are revered and trained as warriors.
But her new home has dangers of its own—the ancient war against the male Sunburners has led the Moonburners down a dark path that could destroy all magic. And Kai, armed only with a secret from her past and a handsome but dangerous ally, may be the only one who can prevent the destruction of her people…
Claire Luana grew up reading everything she could get her hands on and writing every chance she could. Eventually, adulthood won out, and she turned her writing talents to more scholarly pursuits, going to work as a commercial litigation attorney at a mid-sized law firm. While continuing to practice law, Claire decided to return to her roots and try her hand once again at creative writing. She has written and published the Moonburner Cycle and is currently working on a new trilogy about magical food. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two dogs. In her (little) remaining spare time, she loves to hike, travel, binge-watch CW shows, and of course, fall into a good book.