Like the colorful pieces of sea glass washed up on shore, Opal has weathered rough waters and twisting currents. But instead of finding a tranquil eddy, Opal is caught in a riptide. Her unique glass messengers which allow instant communication over vast distances have become a vital part of Sitian society. Once used solely by the Councilors and magicians, other powerful factions are now vying for control. Control of the messengers equals control of Sitia. Unfortunately that also means control of Opal. If that isn’t enough of a problem, Opal’s determination to prove blood magic is still being used is met with strong resistance. The Council doubts her, her mentor doubts her, and even her family is concerned. When her world is turned upside down, she begins to doubt herself. In the end, Opal must decide who to believe, who to trust, and who has control—otherwise she will shatter into a million pieces and be swept out by the tide. (taken from goodreads.com)
Oh my gosh. Did I ever love this book. First of all, there was a lot of Kade. Which I was not complaining about. He’s a favourite of mine. He’s just perfect.
Anyways enough of him. I liked Opal a lot in this book too. She was a really developed character and she only grew in this book. She learns a lot about her magic and herself in this one and she goes through a little twist at the end of this book. I really enjoyed that the focus was on her. She’s a really great character. The other characters were great as well. We met some new ones too who turned out pretty cool. I also loved that a lot of the Study characters were involved in this book. I missed them!
I thought everything about this plot was creative and pretty clever. There was a sort of mystery going on and it was fun trying to figure it out. You learn a lot more about magic in this book. What it can do and how it works. There was also a lot of sarcasm and funny moments which balanced the book nicely. It’s a really great book.
5 out of 5
“There are certain people I trust no matter what. Even when it seems like they’ve turned into monsters, you need to stay true to them. Because, in the end, they’ll be the ones backing you up.”