Reviewed by Iris S. (age 11)
Manon Blackbeak, the heir to the Blackbeak Ironteeth witch clan, is in the King's army. All of the Ironteeth are. The King offered them wyverns, non-fire breathing dragon-like-creatures if they were his air cavalry in a war brewing with Terrasen. They haven't been able to fly since the King erased magic from Adarlan, and Manon can't wait. Neither can her thirteen. The thirteen are her coven, her warriors and her sisters. Her Monsters. Meanwhile, Manon must train her small, weak wyvern Abroxos, and is unwilling to give him up due to their bond.
I thought this book was wonderful because A, it's my favorite book in the world, and B, the complex twists and threads of fate weave a beautiful story beyond my capability of imagination. I thought it was sweet when Rowan tells her about Lyria and she tells him about Chaol because it represents the trust between them. It was sad when Rowan pushed her away and she left. It was horrible when Maeve whipped Rowan and Aelin almost had to burn down Doranielle to save him.
I recommend this book for someone over thirteen because it is kind of violent and also for people who like action stories with a bit of adventure, a touch of emotion, and a little bit of love.