Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great book. The world building was fantastic and there was not one info dump in sight. Bravo. Great characters, great suspense (especially toward the end when I really believed all was lost), great magic system, and I loved the folktales included at the beginning of every chapter even if some were a bit nonsensical; they gave the story such a real feel.
My only pet peeve with the story was that the sex scenes felt a bit awkward which took away from the romance (which by the way was great. What a great love story. Swoon) and the heat of the moment. Otherwise I have nothing but great things to say about this book.
I will be reading more from this author.