This was stunning. Not just a good read. A new favourite. Reminds me of the first time I picked up Holly Black's Tithe, or Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely. Gamechanging, fresh and classic at the same time. Excellent, lush worldbuilding. Compelling, surprising characters. A story that twists and yet feels like a foregone, grounded adventure at the end in the best way. It interprets faeries and fairytale traditions in a way that's recognizable, insightful and fair-folk-worth clever. Slightly spicier romance than I like to see in YA, but not explicit, and not inappropriate for older teens. Both archetypal fairytale and of-the-moment commentary. Absolutely loved it, basically marathoned it from the moment I picked it up. I want more!