It took me so long to finish this book and not because I didn't like it, but because it was so hard for me to read. I wanted so badly to cry with CaitIt took me so long to finish this book and not because I didn't like it, but because it was so hard for me to read. I wanted so badly to cry with Caitlin and so badly to punch Rogerson (How ironic...) But instead I was forcing myself to keep reading, hoping for a happy ending. The writing was simply real and raw. The characters were troubled and as real as anyone can get.
When Caitlin's perfect sister,Cass, goes missing, she uses that as an opportunity to find herself and step out of her sister's shadow. She misses Cass but despite it she find new activities and new friends and new relationships that her sister never had. In all the self discovery she starts dating Rogerson, who in my opinion creeped me out from the beginning. Rogerson is different, but dreadlocks and brilliant green eyes don't hide his family issues and his wicked personal demons. Caitlin falls into an all familiar angst ridden and difficult position when Rogerson goes too far and exhibits his demons, bringing them to light acting out towards Caitlin. Caitlin, of course, decides to believe the better in him, hoping and holding onto the good moments.
In the end, things get worse and Caitlin is forced out of the mess and forced to confront herself. By this, she learns more about who she is and find her true self, apart from Rogerson or her sister Cass. The ending left me teary eyed when a truly beautiful reunion emerges at just the right time, making it that much more special.
I recommend this book to anyone, but be warned it is difficult and hard, sometimes even depressing. I had to put this book down multiple time because it hit so close to home, yet I was intrigued by the hope of a better tomorrow and better end to Caitlin's story. Which I got. ...more
When Is tarted this book I was instantly hooked. Rachel Caine does an amazing job of capturing you and not letting you go. Ever. Even with the last chWhen Is tarted this book I was instantly hooked. Rachel Caine does an amazing job of capturing you and not letting you go. Ever. Even with the last chapter, last page, last words you are left on the edge of your seat ,breathless, screaming in anticipation. Every turn of the page you get a new twist a new character or a new action packed thrilling advanture.Not only was the story exciting and fun to read but cliff hangers...OMG! Can you say torture? The ending leaves you hanging, drooling to know what happens next.
The characters are quirky, fun and real. They have real issues(as real as it gets in Morganville) and the relationships are touching and sometimes unexpected. Claire is my favorite of all the characters, she is so strong-willed and determined that she doesn't let bullies stand in her way of helping out a friend. These characters have real courage to go through what they do and every reader can't help but admire them for it.
The writing was easy and it flowed making it easy to understand and allows you to spend time more on the plot instead of on the knick knacks of bad writing. Caine did a reat job of focusing our attention on the story an di have nothing bad to say about this book. Excpet perhaps... omg what happens next?
I give this book a 93/100 A- Characters-20 Plot- 18 Writing-20 Originality-15 Re-Readability- 20