"The main accomplishment of this novel, (outside of the brilliant character development and fantastic world building) is that throughout the very dark and brutal topics woven into this society, these girls never lose hope. This is such an amazing novel of the strength of finding yourself and resiliency. No matter what is thrown at them, they never lose faith that they are fighting for a better future. And it made the book an amazing read!"
"In addition to creating this divine landscape and these incredible characters, the book itself is gorgeous. Each section has a haiku written for it, and the chapters have Japanese characters depicting the timeframes they take place in. It just feels balanced and beautiful. The physical layout of the book is as poetic as the writing."
"This novel is simply phenomenal. As both a fan of fantasy and dystopian, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves either genre. The themes and topics are difficult but eerily relevant to not just history, but our present as well."
"An excellent fantasy novel that will keep readers turning pages. It's refreshing to have a story with two female protagonists who are intelligent, brave, strong, and don't require a hunky male to rescue them at the last minute. This is the author's debut novel and she is one to keep an eye on."