This book was mouthwateringly delicious... and it's not even about food. Isabel Ibanez weaves together a story inspired by her Bolivian roots and combines, magic, friendship, romance, and adventure to create the perfect teen read. The Condesa must go to the enemy fortress as a meek woman intending to marry her sworn enemy, but really she is there to spy and try to find a way to save her people, the Illustrians. They are slowly starving in their mountain fortress while theFalse King ravages the land and rules with the ultimate weapon, the estrella. The Condesa must have her wits about her if she is going to find a way to undermine her people and lead them back to their rightful home. Filled with lots of food, lush descriptions, slow burn romance, and court intrigue; this teen fantasy novel will win over lots of readers! I can't wait for the next book!