This novel was a freaking roller coaster in a really good way. The world the author has created was extremely beautiful and full of imagery. The entire magic and the descriptions of fantasy in the novel really showed a masterpiece literature. The world building in this novel is A+. I really liked how the magic was done in this novel. There was such a unique take on elemental magic. I never knew that elemental magic could be so cool and unique.
The characters are amazing in this novel. Period. I really liked how Vi wasn't a special snowflake or a suddenly perfect main character. She was extremely complex and versatile. I liked how she embraced her role as the leader of her kingdom, but was still an extremely down to earth person.
The writing and action in this novel is one my most favorite parts, perhaps the best part of the novel. The action and fight scenes really kept me flipping the pages. I couldn't stop reading it once I started. The writing is also amazing. The writing had such good prose and was extremely polished. Plus, the third POV really worked.
All in all, an amazing new series from a great author. I highly recommend you one click this novel.