In this novel, there are two worlds; Osolis and Glacium. Osolis is a burning inferno, while Glacium is a frigid tundra. Olina is the Tatuma of Osolis, a position that should give her immense power. Unfortunately, her mother's abusive rule over their world and Olina keeps her from ever being happy. Olina is forced to wear a veil over her face, and those who see what is underneath it always die. This includes the man she fell in love with
Kedrick, a prince from Glacium. After she is taken hostage by delegates from Glacium, Olina must prove to an entire world that she did not kill their beloved prince. If she can't, the price is her life.
Personally, I liked this book. At times, it did get a little bland, but in general, it was a solid romantic YA read. Olina herself is a strong, mysterious protagonist who adapts quickly and always has a surprise up her sleeve. Watching Olina grow as a person and struggle to find her own identity after her mother's abuse was a heart-wrenching journey in and of itself. If you're into romance, fantasy, deep-seated secrets or adventure, then I would definitely recommend this book.