Political intrigue, a character destined to become the first female ruler and then there's shapeshifters? Nobody should even expect me not to read this, want to read this, want to cuddle this and devour it and.. and.. well.. everything.
The thing that got me to pick up this book is very simple. Empress of All Seasons is an Asian-inspired young adult fantasy, written by an Asian author. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Did I have some issues? Yes.