The Darkling Thrush

The Darkling Thrush - Josh Lanyon

This is a fun historical fantasy, with a AE twist. The main characters were very reminiscent of Adrien and Jake, but they had their own faults and quirks that made them unique. The fantasy elements were well-paced and spread out, introduced just perfectly to slowly draw you into this world. The castle and all the locations were elegantly described. One little nitpick was the use of "brownies" for the black servants. It took me half-way through to understand what that term meant and then it was just uncomfortable. Maybe that's the term that was used back then, IDK, but it was very off-putting. Everything else was golden though.