Really enjoyed this. Sometimes the three main characters were waffly and unreliable and I found it difficult to connect with them but I liked the flow of the story in general. Only one thing bothered me and it may seem petty but I couldnt stop thinking about it. I know it's meant to be fantasy and anything is possible in a mythical world but I was very distracted by mention of snow and autumn in a book based in the very tropical country of Nigeria where snow is pretty much non existent and seasons are dry or wet. Whatever happened to harmattan winds or torrential rainfall which could have been just as easily described? Other than that, if you like action packed YA fantasy with a little romance thrown in, you'll like this book.