More like a 3.5, but I’ll round it up.
The lyrical prose kept me waiting for more. I appreciated the quotes at the beginning of each chapter; it’s the little things.
The nature elements entangled with the witchy magic system were so unique and were the hook for me. I enjoyed exploring the four seasons concerning the witchs’ personalities, traits, and magic.
The botanist added an element of beauty to the story and made it visually stunning and fairytale-esque.
My only gripe was that the main character, who we’re following in the first person, had little to no character development from beginning to end. She just kept fighting with the same thoughts and insecurities throughout the entire book. It was close to being annoying, but the prose, magic system, and nature elements made up for it.
Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC copy of the book.