I have very mixed feelings about this book.
Firstly I will start with a things, that I liked. One of them is this book is stunning, I mean, the design and the cover is wonderful. Secondly I never read something so unique about angel world. Thirdly the ending was quite unexpected.
Now to not so great things. Firstly, it reminded me too much of Harry Potter.. I mean, really ? Deidre so much similar to Draco, magical castle in both worlds, even Adomis arena reminded me of quidditch, and I can go on and on with the similarities. Secondly, I think, author was to concentrated in world building, that she almost forgot the main character. Honestly I feel like I know more about side characters, than the main one. So in the end I even didn't care what will happen to him. Thirdly, sometimes children in this book acted like they were much older than they were actually (seriously how many 12 year old reads "Pride and Prejudice" ?). After that, I was like:
The same goes about their dialogues, they felt to grown up and unchildlike. And last thing that bothered me, was that it was too much information cramped in one book, that it was confusing to catch what was what between angels, so it feels, that if a child would try to read this book, he would be lost.
In conclusion I will say that I didn't like first 200 pages of it, but the last part of this book was quite good, so maybe i will try to read the next one someday.