According to societal rules, Britta has no inheritance after her father has been murdered - including the land. During the mourning period, she's not allowed to leave the house. In most cases, neighbors bring food. But Britta's parentage make her an outcast. In order to survive, she's forced to hunt for meat. She's caught poaching by the royal guard.My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I loved learning more about Britta and Cohen's past and what went wrong between them. I loved learning about Britta's family and the secrets her father kept from her. The politics between the two nations were intriguing. In that way, this book reminded me a little of the Poison Study series. That dog scene almost broke me. And I'm super curious about the cliffhanger ending. I'm so looking forward to reading the next book in the series. (December is so far away!)
Instead of killing her, they make her a deal. She's to find her father's killer. Her childhood friend has been accused of the crime, she's to hunt him down and the guards traveling her will arrest him.
Finding Cohen isn't too hard, he left her a trail. When he convinces her of his innocence, they must find the real murderer to clear both their names - while avoiding the royal guard.
Cover Thoughts: Pretty! I like the scroll work.
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: Perfect for libraries with readers clamoring for a high fantasy read with a strong girl and romance.