Zoë is one of my favourite authors because of Shadows on the Moon, but I haven’t actually read all of her books (sad face). I enjoyed The Swan Kingdom (although not as much as Shadows on the Moon) & yet again Zoë has written in a way that makes you think you know what’s going to happen & then she throws in some twist so that something totally unpredictable happens. I love that aspect of her writing because a lot of YA is becoming predictable.
I’m sad I can’t afford to buy the rest of her books now because Zoë’s work is exactly what I need to get me through the next few weeks of deadlines. Alas, I digress; I loved Alexandra, she was a redhead & not your typical pretty princess & I liked the world building of this book… I think this is the only book of Zoë’s set in this world, which is sad because I think it has so much potential. The book was overall well paced, although I think the last 100 pages could have been stretched out & made into more than they were (this could possibly have been the case for Alexandra’s time at her spoiler: aunt’s. I think wishing it was longer is my only criticism – but that’s not really a criticism.