Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work.
Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.
Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.
But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I struggled with the beginning a little – it was okay but just sort of sudden and a lot going on. Once the girls have swapped and settled into their respective lives, I was enjoying it but wasn’t convinced it was anything special.
I WAS WRONG.
The action starting really picks up the book spectacularly. You feel caught up in the pace of it, in the urgency to stop this war and to save lives. I loved the way we see both girls spiral out into the revolution and deal with all the events in different ways. I loved that no one was safe and it really felt like a book set at the start of a war. I loved Laurel and the way the revolution plays out.
Also I knew going in that this book would feature a lesbian relationship but oh my heart, the rep was so cute, and there is asexual rep too! 💙💙
Overall, I really enjoyed this, and the ending it amazing. 3.5 stars but the end is worth 4 😉
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