2 out of 5 stars
To be honest, I don’t think I can tell you that much about this book. Kalinda is raised in the Sisterhood, where there is regular claimings; rich and powerful men who claim young girls to either become their wife, courtesan, or servant. Kalinda is claimed to be the 100th wife of the Rajah, and is required to fight for her rank in a tournament between his wives and courtesans.
It sounds interesting, right? Well, I found it just plain boring. I debated about whether to give it 1 or 2 stars, but decided to be kind and give it 2.
What I Didn’t Like
1) the characters are flat and dull
2) INSTA LOVE. Oh my fucking god it was painful.
3) pitting women against each other. There was one proper female friendship in this book. One.
4) did I mention it was boring? It was.
*thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read this book; sorry I didn’t enjoy it!*