I saw this one in an email from Netgalley and the first 100 users could get this as a “read now”. Of course, I jumped at the chance! The cover is gorgeous and the blurb had me really courious.
Although there were parts I liked about this one (and overall I did like this book), there were also parts that I didn’t like as much.
One of the things I didn’t like was that this is more plot-driven and because of that it is a bit hard to fully connect to the characters. There are some awful things that happen to them. This isn’t an easy read by any means. The events never really surprised me either because one of the characters, the villain if you will, was never in good light. From the beginning we are meant to hate him. I don’t think there will be a redemption arc for him and I’ll be glad not to see one. I hope he gets what he deserves.
The other thing that was hard was the writing style. There isn’t anything wrong with it, but it’s one that is always hard for me to enjoy. It’s just very straightforward.
Other than that, it was a pretty good book. The plot was interesting enough for me to continue with. There is a lot that does go on and it all comes quite quick. The book also has multiple point-of-views to help understand the characters but like I said above, it just wasn’t enough to fully connect with them. There is also past and present. Some weren’t always easy to distinguish but that’s okay.
Overall, this was a good book and the ending did have me curious about the sequel. I will definitely be keeping an eye on it since I would like to know what will happen next.