Not nearly as good as the first book. I got lost in all the alliances and politics, and the plot did not hold up to a full book length story. I felt it could have been summarized so the author could focus on the characters, which are terrific!
Such a fun, feminist, romp through space and fairytale. When galactic princess Rory Thorne‘s naming day is attended by 13 fairies (one of them uninvited) she is gifted with all the usual feminine wiles, as well as the ability to see through misogynistic bullsh*t. When she has to prematurely ascend the throne, she also sets out to pull down the patriarchy. So much fun, and already on to book 2!