I picked this book solely because it had the enemies-to-lovers trope. I’ve read Danielle L. Jensen’s The Malediction Trilogy (expect book 3 which I’ve yet to finish). While both series are somewhat similar, I liked this one more.
The world building is on a larger scale, across several islands/cultures, and that makes for an interesting political intrigue. A map would have been a great help to clarify the whole movement from one place to the next and the inner details of the bridge itself. I felt those were a little lacking in its clarity.
The characters were good, from Lara, to Aren, and Ahnna. Each had their own motivation and stayed true to their character through the plot twists. The tropes used were classic and not surprising when they did come. The pacing was okay and suited the story progression. The cliffhanger at the end changed everything, and I’m looking forward to book 2 so much more!
Overall 3.5 stars out of 5.