*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has in no way influenced my review.*
This was a very quick, light read. It was a nice, positive story about a genderqueer/non-binary character (no specific term was used, but he didn’t feel like a man, and he didn’t feel like a woman, he was simply both). Not everyone in the world was accepting, but those closest to Kikeru were, and Kikeru, after a bit of struggle to figure things out, was accepting of himself.
There was also romance, but that too was light with only one brief intimate scene that was on-screen but not too explicit.
Because the book was so short though, the plot was uncomplicated, the problems they ran into were solved easily, the romance was instalove-y, and the characters didn’t have much depth. I also had a hard time trying to understand the way their society worked with the priestesses and daemons and whatnot since some things weren’t really explained or explored.
Overall it was entertaining and enjoyable as a quick, light read, I do recommend it if that’s what you’re in the mood for, but it had potential for more and I think I would’ve enjoyed it more had it been longer and less rushed and explored things more in depth.
Anyone looking for a quick, light read with a positive genderqueer and LGBTQIA message.