By Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I received this book off netgallery for my honest opinion. To be released 24th October 2017
Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin’s wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society. Antonina, who prefers her family’s country home to the glamorous ballrooms of the wealthy, finds it increasingly difficult to conform to society’s ideals for women, especially when she falls under the spell of the dazzling telekinetic performer Hector Auvray. As their romance blossoms, and he teaches her how to hone and control her telekinetic gift, she can’t help but feel a marriage proposal is imminent. Little does Antonina know that Hector and those closest to her are hiding a devastating secret that will crush her world and force her to confront who she really is and what she’s willing to sacrifice.
I was slightly disappointed to begin with. From the description the book sound like a fantasy romance but when i started reading it felt more like a historical romance instead. However i kept reading and found i enjoyed the story. It is a bit of a slow burner and takes some time to really get going but is a nice summer read.
The story is told from three characters perspectives. There is Hector who is a bit of a fool blinded by past love stuck holding onto a memory. Antonia ‘Nina ‘who is nieve but extremely passionate and intelligent and Valerie the stunning beauty with a cold heart. She proves you shouldn’t judge someone based on there looks.
Garcia creates a stunning world of grand parties and high society. The strong and complex emotions of the characters are portrayed well. I loved that this wasn’t a romance of love at first sight but one were as they got to know each other the more they fell and slowly became the most beautiful people in the world to one another.