Beautiful. Bloody. Broken. Brilliant. Bewitching.
Those are just a few words to describe this book but I’m not sure if I’ll ever have enough. I took one look at the cover and I just knew I was going to love this book. And wow, it still blew my mind and exceeded all my expectations. I was so afraid of reading a book that was basically Twilight 2.0. Turns out, I had no reason to fear. This book is fiercely it’s own, dark and damaged and delightful all at once.
Meet Grace, the new girl at a school that’s not quite right. A girl who is now an orphan. She hasn’t even begun to heal from her wounds when she suddenly finds herself completely lost and out of place.
Enter Jaxon, a brooding vampire who is very emotionally scarred but also a sweetheart deep deep down. What exactly is it that draws him to Grace, and is he threatening her or saving her?
Enter Macy, Flint, Tia, etc. There are so many characters in this book and they all seem to be hiding something, but will Grace be alive long enough to figure it out?
I’ve never read Twilight. I wasn’t into the “hot sparkly vampire and werewolf boy fighting over Bella” thing. It seemed shallow and that was something I feared this book would repeat. But this book is far from shallow; it is deep and beautiful and wonderful. Did I cringe sometimes? Yeah, yeah I did. But did I laugh, smile, and worry for the characters in the book? Yes yes yes, I did all of those things so much. And I’m pretty sure I banged my head against a wall once or twice, trying not to scream in frustration over how long it was taking certain characters (pretty sure you know exactly who I’m talking about) to get together. And I mean that in the best way. The author sure knew what she was doing. I haven’t read a book this long for a while now and I tore straight through it and I’m considering doing it again. The suspense, the curiosity, the sheer fascination with this story were so worth the read. And the characters are so cute! And you definitely don’t want to miss the bonus chapters from Jaxon’s point of view at the end! (That’s probably what makes me want to reread it so bad actually!) Needless to say at this point, I’d highly recommend reading this book.
Just a warning though for anyone who does: there is a MASSIVE CLIFFHANGER at the end which is currently going to be the death of me. I’m 110% confident that this book was worth the cliffhanger, but just a heads up for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with that. I’m gladly going to suffer until the next one comes out because I need to see how my characters are doing! And because this author is amazing! And because my curiosity is so piqued right now! Bring on book #2!