I just loved this book. I've been reluctant to read it since I thought it would be really dark and gloomy, but even though this book contains a lot ofI just loved this book. I've been reluctant to read it since I thought it would be really dark and gloomy, but even though this book contains a lot of brutality, death and war, it was not gloomy. The world built by the author was simply fascinating and the characters were lovable, but the story was simply amazing. It blew me away and I had to force my self to put it down (because of work *cry*) and when I picked it up again I just couldn't stop.
I spent the entire night reading this without even realizing it was nearer to morning than night. I was spellbound. I was never quite sure what was going to happen next and at the end I was near vibrating with the desire to see how it all would end and at the same time hoping it never would.
I can't praise this book enough. I'm a huge fan of Megan Derr and I read her books again and again and I fear that this one has become one of my absolute favourites right alongside with Prisoner and the Dance with the Devil series also by Megan Derr.
I really hope the we'll hear more from these absolutely captivating characters by the way of short stories, just like Prisoner (Kria series) and The Dance with the Devil series have.
I may write more and make this proper review, but now I have to go to sleep since it's nearly five in the morning and my brain isn't working too well at the moment....more
This story was amazing!! I loved it!! Five stars aren't enough for this story!! The characters are fabulous and so funny and the story is interestingThis story was amazing!! I loved it!! Five stars aren't enough for this story!! The characters are fabulous and so funny and the story is interesting and well written. (I especially like the Dragon!! He seriously cracked me up at the end of the story!!!!) I couldn't help laughing out loud and shrieking in delight as I read this story. This is absolutely have to read for everyone!!! ...more
**spoiler alert** I was so afraid to start this book. I was sure it would be extremely angsty and dark and heavy. I was wrong. This book has been writ**spoiler alert** I was so afraid to start this book. I was sure it would be extremely angsty and dark and heavy. I was wrong. This book has been written so well! It's well balanced and the pacing was just perfect, never boring, but never too much action or angst, always making the reader want to know more (I read the damn book straight through the night and it's morning now...)but never revealing too much. The suspense was there all along, building throughout the story, but there were lighthearted scenes which evened out the tension.
The characters were great. They were perfect even though they had their faults and they did stupid things. At times I wanted to throw them with a chair and make them see clearly, but those moments also showed me that how powerful love can be, whether it is in a good way or not. It showed me how love can break a person and how it can make them strong. Really touching.
This book made me angry, sad, happy, cry, feel so helpless and hurt. I really enjoyed this read. One of the best books I've read in a long while. It was really hard to read at times since some things made me bawl like a baby and think about painful things in my own life and past. I respect the author for not skipping the hard breakdown-scenes. It was purifying to read through Chase and Tommy's struggles. I was able to live some painful things again through them and though it made me cry and whimper, it made me feel so much better.
I can't praise this book enough. It was simply amazing. Breathtaking.