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Where Willows Won't Grow by Lia Black
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it was amazing
bookshelves: dark, hurt-comfort, law-enforcement, loves-landscapes, sci-fi, memorable

4.5 stars

I had to force myself to push through this book. This was dark; I'm not one for dub-con and rape, and I don't often venture into sci-fi, but I'm happy I did. I'm shocked (in a really good way) over how much I ended up liking this story.

The world building was very well done and I especially appreciate that there where no large pieces of info dump. The attention to detail was excellent and the setting, as a result, was a rich, and unique alien environment that felt authentic.

I loved the two MCs and their struggle and I enjoyed the way in which the story conflict was resolved. My only complaint would be that the ending chapters read more like an epilogue. There was a gap in between the story and those chapters where I would have liked to see more (even if it was just one scene). It felt a little rushed where the rest of the story had wonderful pacing.

My small niggle aside, this was very well written, with excellent characters (good and bad) and I'm really happy I gave this a try.

Thanks to the author for their time and participation in this event.
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Reading Progress

July 9, 2014 – Started Reading
July 10, 2014 – Shelved
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: dark
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: hurt-comfort
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: law-enforcement
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: loves-landscapes
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: sci-fi
July 10, 2014 – Shelved as: memorable
July 10, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Sunny Great review!

The attention to detail was excellent and the setting, as a result, was a rich, and unique alien environment that felt authentic.

I wish I'd written this in mine :)


Kristan Thank you :)


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