I love YA novels. The innocence the characters is refreshing after the “gritty realism” of most of the adult novels.
This is no different. Even though the main character’s age is never revealed, you get the impression she is still young; at least young enough to want adventure and to be disappointed when her life seems boring. The plot moves quickly, moving from one reveal to another, never slowing down long enough for you to get distracted. There are just enough hints of the legend of Der fliegende Holländer mixed with subtle difference to make the story familiar and fresh at the same time.
It was a fun ride that ended too quickly.
My only complaint is that the story ended just before the real journey began. Where is Vist from? What happened to his people? So many questions unanswered.
(reviewed the day of purchase)