For me i gave this a 3 star mostly cause it felt like a very rough draft of what could potentially be a very awesome story. The magic system is complex from what i gather we have people who are their 18 birthday like most super heros get their powers. These are gifted from phoenixes and are called celestial and then you have blood wraiths i think so good vs bad with specters which maybe these are celestial that have aligned with the evil. So the magic system is a bit confusing.
Then this is set in our world which is cool you got a set of twin brothers Emil and Brighton. One wants to be a you tube sensation so he all about filming and suing his channels to rocket it to stardom. The other wants nothing to do with this war. The thing that kept irking me is that the author kept having these characters refer back to what would so and so do. It worked a few times as it was nice to have some pop culture references but it did get annoying.
I not sure i really connected with these characters either I know the author wrote this for a specific fan based. Male gay teenagers, which is not me at all but i do feel even if a book is meant to target a #ownvoices those that are not should still have some connection to the story. I think this was a great start to a story but it really needed some polishing. All my options are based on Advanced Reader copy.