This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi is the first book I've read by her and it is easy to see why she has fans the world over. The book is fast paced and easily grabs your attention from the beginning and doesn't let go. Alizeh is simultaneously someone I want to hug and also protect. She's sweet but I loved finding out she can hold her own when she needs to.
The world building is exquisite, Mafi makes it seem effortless as she builds it into the story in a way that you don't even realize it's happening. There's action, romance, intrigue, and I am so sad I will need to wait until 2023 to find out what happens next. The ending left me shook!