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436 pages, Kindle Edition
First published November 13, 2015
So I need to break this review in 2 parts: 1st pre chapter 7 and the 2nd is chapter 7 and onward
So here it goes (pre-chapter 7): I though the first chapters were wayy to big and all the things happening in them seem too rushed and kind of contraditory, and it makes Lou (our main character) look a little childish and I do think we needed to see a bit more work on the "finding about this world and becoming part of them" plot in the sense that she accepts all of this way to fast. But I do think she's a good character: approachable and relatable. And I liked too see her growth, she's her head on the ground more in the end and doesn't have so many "fits".
Then there're 2 things I still don't get. We have a ceremony that's suppose to do one thing for Lou specifically because she's been living with humans but then they're like "we do this to every child like you" and I was like "what the heck? wasn't this supposed to be for other thing?" and I still can't let it go the fact that there's an association between apollo and water. Why? I can't get it. I mean, medicine, son, arts, music. But water?
And for chapter 7 and onward: LORD BLACK SAVED THIS BOOK! I cant'! He's a really good character. And his story, my heart! I have to admit that at the beggining I was thinking all that was happening between him and Lou was a bit rushed but I get it now. I may or may not have started to have a theory about the end and I hate being right, it took a bit of the wow factor of it, but overall I like it. The "hating humans because they're inferior" plot kind of pisses me of but I guess it's part of the main plot so it's needed or we wouldn't have a book. But seriously, charismatic and mysterious Lord Black's so worth it. I'm kind of in love.
So, overall I like this book. I was expecting something differente at the beginning, and those frist 7 chapters took me FOR EVER to get past but it's a good enough book with a good concept and I do think the world's well built, with really good descriptions. I'm really curious to see the end of this story!