I was meant to write this a long time ago, months ago even. I read this and I quite enjoyed it. The author was very vivid with her descriptions, and the writing was very clear. There wasn’t a moment that I wanted to put this book down and never pick it up again.
This is a coming of age story, all though the young woman (Mehr) was already old enough to understand things. She had been sheltered within her fathers status.
It soon becomes apparent to her the wrongs of the world, and the wrongs that are coming for her.
What I appreciated most was, although this main character was in some ways naive (on purpose), she wasn’t totally blind to the other characters around her. So, for example, the man she is forced into marriage. He is a very good man, and an honest man, and she sees that even though he tries to hide it, and other characters don’t see it. They don’t see it because of their own prejudices, but even still. It was nice that she didn’t fall out with him over any misunderstanding.
Overall, the read was smooth, and I enjoyed it. I just wish I had written this a sooner so I would have remembered more about what I was going to say about it. It is worth picking up and giving it a try.