I choose pick even though the book was kind of dull in the beginning but it really did hold up.
This was...okay. Not terrible but also not that notable among YA fantasy. I did like that the worldbuilding & backstory was simpler & not 50 layers of convoluted BS. But somehow the chapters w/Serina were kinda boring even tho you have ppl fighting to the death (a trope I‘m tired of TBH), & Nomi is supposed to be smart & yet didn‘t see the most obvious “twist” ever. Will wait to see what others think of the next one, I might still try it. 2/5 ⭐️