I'm a bit of a history nerd, but I also love books with fantasy and magic, so picking up this book when I saw it at the library was a bit of a given. French Revolution and gypsy boys with abilities? Yes, please! I know someone who has very similar tastes in books at me that counts this in their top 10 of favorite books ever, so there was also that. I loved it, and devoured the book in a day and a half. It's a quick read, the story is a page turner with things constantly happening. There's this sense of water on a stove on the brink of boiling over as the French Revolution begins, and impending doom as we all know what happens during the Reign of Terror. I liked the evil villain, he's credible unlike a lot of authors now a days that make villains look like caricatures. In fact, all the characters are well written and rounded. I only have a few problems with this book, one that I feel it could have more gypsy back story to it. It was so interesting and not mentioned enough! And two, the love story was a little on the weak side. Sido and Yann love each other, but when do they even get to know each other really? I guess I'm too much of a realist to believe that they can be in love after meeting for only like, 4 or 5 times? But other than that, the book is great! I can't wait to read the sequel!