I read this book because of a recommendation of a GR's friend. I'd been looking for it for a long time so I was really excited to read it.The plot was interesting and it's impossible not to fall in love with Talia. The book is rich with details about it. I liked people's devotion for their city and the Duchessa. The characters were adorable.Maybe it just started out kind of slow. The end was fast but I finished it waiting for more.