Might give it a 5 stars after taking some time to digest this story. I'm in awe of this book. I loved how it dealt with grief and being Black in the modern world.
As a person of colour, I don't feel I am very educated about the Black experience but reading a book that didn't focus on it as a plot point but still introduces us to the reality was so refreshing.
Whether we want to or not our identity is defined by our race and people do make assumptions based on it, despite Bree being involved in the modern King Arthur legend, nobody let's her forget how she is the "other".
I know I sound like a total literature student right now but I loved how the book didn't shy away from focusing on Bree's race, she wasn't just a "token" black character, you feel her pain, you feel her grief, you just connect with her. She is the "other". Unlike other characters, she is REAL and that makes all the difference.
If you're ever been treated as an other due to any reason beyond your control this book would definitely resonate with you.
Also I'm a sucker for King Arthur retellings and this did not disappoint!