By Audrey Coulthurst
Double point of view first person. Usually this is a turn off for me in books, but I honestly didn't even really notice until just now.
Both princesses are likeable, and the Prince isn't the worst thing ever. In all, the characters felt very round and real. No clear good and evil, just people making choices that they think are right (or know are wrong...) and dealing with the consequences.
The magic in this world is interesting and there are a lot of things that aren't fully explained. The worldbuilding is rich.
The plot comes to a satisfying conclusion. As I got closer and closer to the end of the book I was really worried that the author was setting up for a sequel, because I couldn't see the way out of the mess! But it was wrapped up well.