First off, I love that at the very beginning of the book, you get district descriptions and a pronunciation guide!
Next, I love how quickly I was sucked into this story! This is a story that is fast paced right from the start and you can quickly get a lay of the world, its magic, and its monsters.
Each of the characters were so well written with their own goals, hardships and motivations. You get a MC who is full with a desire to survive and forge her own path in life. She's determined to survive and live a life of her choosing. You also get two male characters that you can't help but grow fond of. Both strong, determined and stubborn but also vastly different.
I cannot wait for book 2 because of that ending! It felt so wrapped up but also leaves you wanting more.