I love that the story and the world she has created is first priority. Words are royalty and the setting is lush and detailed. So many fascinating questions need answers right from the start.
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-why does she have to wear the glasses?
-how can there be a hidden island in today's world?
-who are her parents?
-who does Conrad hunt her down?
-does she have what it takes to be a leader?
It's romantic, but romance takes a backseat to the adventure and coming of age story. Finally a realistic, muti-dimensional female character, who isn't defined by her relationship to the male. This is, after all, Michaela's story and Michaela's life. And thanks to Eliott McKay, she owns this tale right from the start.