This book felt more centered around the romance than the fantasy I usually read,. but I enjoyed the change of focus (I know, I will now do something extremely manly to compensate). The first third of the book feels like a very sweet cinderalla-esque YA romance. Things get more complicated (and more adventure / political) after that. The Chinese (inspired)? setting was nice; the food seemed tempting, and the idea of the immortals as just as petty and vindictive was not exactly new, but their ordinariness felt like an interesting way to connect a fantasy setting with our world.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published Jan. 9, 2022 by Harper Voyager.