This book is so good! Honestly, the synopsis is enough to make me buy it, but when it was pitched as Mulan inspired, I thought no further. AND YET, saying that undermines how god the book is.
The plot builds up fast and the world is so inviting, with its rich descriptions to the mysterious magic, was instantly drawn to it. The characters are so well thought out and I became instantly invested in them. (Edan being my personal favorite). Both the suspense and the romance builds up intensely as Maia and Eden are on their journey to find and make the mythical magic dresses for the emperors.
Overall 5 out of 5 stars.
Seriously recommended for anyone looking for a quick read of vibrant culture and wild, magical adventure.