Black's writing style is incredible, she knows how to grip the imagination. This book is captivating and is a must read for all YA or fantasy fans, as well as a delightful read for fans of other genres. Everyone is sure to love this book.
The characters are strong and likable and develop well throughout the book. Jude is a strong female protagonist, who is sure to relate to and inspire other younger readers. The motives and decisions of the characters leaves you guessing a what your choices would be, which really immerses you in their story.
The mythical world is well developed and described and encapsulates all the senses, to create a world that you really feel as though you could be a part of.