I was provided with an ARC of this title by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a delightful story about a heroine determined to flout convention and find her own path. Her journey is made all the more complicated by the legacy of magic that runs in her veins. It is a legacy that ties her to the lush history of her Hawaiian homeland.
I found the pace of the story a bit slow, and the dialogue was stilted at times. However, the story integrates many cultural aspects that will be fascinating to readers who are unfamiliar with the history of Hawaii’s colonization, and the primary character is a wonderful reflection of the women who launched the Suffrage Movement.
Overall, this was a solid debut novel with a wonderful caste of characters and an evocative setting.