- File Size: 1263 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Creativity Defined (February 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BJ2T0KS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First; I did not finish the book thus my rating. I fully admit that if I had finished it, my overall impression might be quite different. With that said, I stopped reading it at 10% because I didn’t feel comfortable with the content and removed it from my currently reading list. Then I read some more, trying to give the quite-interesting storyline the benefit of the doubt.
Second; after 34% I stopped reading altogether because of the continued compromising sexual content. Part of me admits that if this had been written about adults, the sexual content would not have bothered me so much, but there are other elements to this content that still made me uncomfortable (regardless of character age).
Third; I really liked the premise of this story and am a bit sad that I’ll never really know what happens and how the title truly fits the story, but not enough to keep reading. As I read the story and tried to relate to the characters, I realized that just wasn’t going to happen. It’s not that these characters aren’t relatable to someone; they just aren’t relatable to me. There are just some things that I don’t have a tolerance for in real life, so seeing it in my fiction is no different. While some readers crave stories of unexplained instant attraction and raw repetitive sexual descriptions, it’s just not my cup of tea.
Fourth; the writing of the author is really good and engaging, which made it all the harder not to continue the story. She knows what she’s doing and is even pushing the limits of her genre. There is an odd, dual point of view, in one very intense scene that would have delighted me had the content not disturbed me. Plus, I really do feel like the story is going somewhere amazing, I just don’t want to sift through all the drama to get to it.
Fifth; I liked the idea that the two main characters would be star-crossed somehow. While part of me was glad to discover a racial element to the story, I couldn’t stay happy about it once I saw how the relationships in this story were developing. I wanted to like the main character for being an outcast and for having special power, but I just couldn’t respect her after a while.
Lastly, I think this is probably the perfect story for many other readers. Readers who don’t mind sexual activity in teens as a reflection of reality, readers who embrace hard subject matters and read through the drama to accept the conclusion of the character’s trials, readers who don’t shy away from controversial and taboo content- perhaps these are the readers who will love this book. Proud to admit, that ain’t me.
I will say that I'm going to try some of this author’s other work after connecting with her online and reading some of her blog. She has other books that are supposed to be quite different from this one.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest opinion, which has in no way affected the rating of this piece.