For me, the enchantment of the story lies in its tone, ambiance, mystery, and passion.
Lyrical and detailed, Winter’s prose transports us to the setting with a mastery that had me nearly smelling the ocean breeze on my home’s very non-ocean-oriented air. Realistic and gripping from the moment you start, Sachael Dreams is like stepping into an ethereal world that’s maybe just a tad dark around the edges.
This gorgeous story stems from mythological origins, but features completely new and fantastical creatures.
Melody has fully developed an extensive cast and unique storyline, full of underwater adventures and intrigue. And what would any good story be without a little romance? Sachael Dreams pulls at your heart strings and will take your breath away.
The story wove a fabulous web of action and adventure as we follow Estelle’s journey to becoming who she truly is. Well-written, great characters, and a trip to a world hidden right here on ours makes this a fun read! Saicean was gorgeous. I loved the world-building/ fantasy aspects.
We finally get to see the mythical Saicean, but even more importantly, we get to see the underwater world of the Sachaels and Oceanids in all its brutality. Richly described and realistic, Winter paints a portrait that is both fantastically imaginative and thought-provoking, providing subtle commentary on things like human nature, identity, sexism, ableism, and racial profiling within the fabric of Estelle’s journey.
Wow, I am so impressed by this book! The world building was done so well, and you could really tell the author knew what she was doing when she plotted the storyline. It was suspenseful, exciting, and so full of emotion that I think I ran the gamut in the day it took me to read Iniquity. Melody Winter is a superb writer, with a talent rivalling Sarah Maas in her world building and romance.
Everything about this unstoppable read was good, from the world building, the characters, the pace and the plot. I definitely want to continue reading the series.