Thank you to Wunderkind PR and Harper Teen for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I give this book 5 AMAZING Stars.
I finished it today, and I am absolutely in love. This is a love story that I never knew I always wanted. Crier and Ayla are going down in history as two of my favorite YA Characters.. EVER. Revenge, love, murder, blackmail, trust issues, secrets, skeletons in closets, this book has it all!
The world building, the character development, the way the romance builds, and intensifies and left me begging for a hug, begging for a kiss, begging for them to give in, was amazing. I haven’t felt like that with a YA book in awhile. I appreciated that the Author had me thinking the book was going one way, and that it was going to be on the predictable path, and then she completely changed paths and left my head reeling.
There is so much that I want to say about the romance, but I cannot, because of spoilers, and there is so much I want to say about the male characters, but I can’t spoil that either. But I loved hating them! I cannot wait to see how this ends.
And that damn cliffhanger, was seriously like the mother of all cliffhangers. My Kindle said 15% of the book was left, so when I turned the page and found myself reading the acknowledgements, I am not even going to lie, I was pissed!! I cannot believe I have to wait another year for book two. Nina Varela, that was mean! If you have thought about reading this book, even if it was just for a second, I am begging you. Please do it.
If a spider weaves her web to catch flies and catches a butterfly instead, what does that spider do?”
Benjy stayed silent.
“She eats the butterfly,” said Ayla