This is kind of hard to review because I loved the story and the magical elements but I wanted MORE to happen, more description, more personality from the characters, more plot (which I really like the idea of. A seemingly powerful girl bound from doing magic with a history she does not remember)and more understanding of what was going on.
After a few pages I was not sure I was going to enjoy the book, but as the story opened up I began to like a few of the characters and the training/travelling scenes. I felt that Chevelle lacked personality but I enjoyed the odd flicker of romance between him and Frey, I thought Ruby was enjoyable and would love to see her open up to be more than a little trickster and Steed was fun!
I have to admit, in places I was not sure what was going on, who was attacking who, and why. But I will continue to read the next book in hopes of the plot becoming deeper and learn more about the chracters and will hopefully be able to give it 4/5 stars.
I really wanted to give Frey 4 stars but too much was missing, and some areas were lacking....something