I had read Renee Ahdieh’s re-telling of Shahrzad (see The Wrath and the Dawn) which was pretty good, though the love-triangle got a bit annoying in places. Here, the writing was not that great and while I want to know what happens, I could not get through the slow, slow pace of *girl cut her hair and disguises as boy *girl scouts the poor ugly dirty smelly people *girl is so very very tedious. Unfortunately, multiple view-points don’t help the plot move along.
I think the samurai brother is the most interesting character.
Opening the story with a prologue of gory seppuku might not have been the best idea either.