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Elina doesn't want to work in a dusty old shop for the rest of her life--she wants to travel the world. And, unexpectedly, she gets her wish. Though not quite in the manner that she expects...
I loved every aspect of this book. The characters, the descriptions, the storyline, and the world-building (especially that magic system!) Everything flows together into a gripping narrative that kept me turning the page until I reached the end. Elina especially made this story shine--she's a strong heroine who struggles to overcome her flaws. I loved watching her grow over the course of the story.
There's something for everyone in this story--plenty of adventure and peril, strong friendships, a touch of romance, and, of course, magic! I can't wait to read more stories about Elina and her friends.
Elina, the main character, is very relatable and easy to root for with her desire to make her own destiny rather than run the family carpet shop like her father wants. She quickly discovers that she has a talent for biological magic (interacting with plants and animals), as well as cognitive (mind reading) and both skills come in handy when she and her friend Kara accidently become stowaways and end up setting sail on a voyage to Kamikan, a neighboring city in the country of Pallexon, who has a tentative peace with their own (Tamarin).
One aspect that I particularly enjoyed was the political undertones. The tension between the two countries is palpable, a ticking time bomb, if you will, and it sets the stage for this book as well as the ones to come without being preachy or overbearing. Also, the magic system is fabulous and I adore it, well really, I adore just about everything about this book! Highly recommend it to everyone!
This book explores values of friendship, courage, and determination in an exciting tale. It's a clean read that I can recommend to tweens and adults alike.