I like the protagonists. Lilith and Hugh are interesting characters, and they have a very different romance going on. The worldbuilding was amazing–I could go on and on about the worldbuilding, but you should just read the book.
I think the thing that bugged me most was pacing. The book could have been faster, and I honestly think it could have been shorter. Confusing at times too–I was going back and forth trying to figure out what was going on at some points.
It’s also written more in the style of a fantasy novel than a romance. Specifically the kind of epic fantasy that has many hidden allegories and it’s up to you to dig them out, if you want to.
But despite all that, I still want to read the next one.
This rates 4 out of 5.