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And I Darken by Kiersten White
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it was amazing

This book is so exceptional. It took two characters I disliked, made them our main characters, and forced me to care what happened to them?! I'm still not sure how it happened. Our heroine is a girl in a world where being a woman holds no power (unless you count sex as a power which, as it turns out, is discussed in this novel), and her brother is a spineless, withering boy who ends up having more than a few redeeming moments.
These characters are complex! We watch them grow and evolve, we watch them make vital, human decisions, and we watch on the edge of our seats.
I was really uncertain about the hype surrounding this book when I disliked these characters initially, and it honestly took until I was over halfway through this book to get it. I think that's the main drawback for me, was that it did take me so long to get a groove and to accept the behavior, attitudes, and thoughts of our MCs.
The last hundred pages really sealed the deal that yes, this book knocked it out of the park, and I feel intense feelings for the creatures on these pages. I am in it. This book was dark, depressing, and somehow kickass-inspirational? It was so unlike what I expect YA fantasy to be: a beautiful, always gets what she wants in the end, heroine who falls in love with the right for her guy who helps her save the day. That's HIGHLY generalized, obviously, but this novel was just so. not. that. And I kind of loved it? After I got used to it, that is.
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Reading Progress

December 6, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Paperback Edition)
December 6, 2018 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
December 7, 2018 – Shelved as: added-2019 (Paperback Edition)
March 29, 2019 – Started Reading
March 29, 2019 – Shelved
March 29, 2019 –
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April 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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