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Posted May 13, 2013
I really, really liked this book about 3/4's of the way through. Karou is a great character, vivid, real, like-able. What I liked about her the
most was her acceptance of her lot in life. Orphaned, raised by some epicly weird dudes (creatures) that she keeps secret, doing the
little deeds demanded by her guardian, Brimstone, which she doesn't always enjoy but seem exciting none-the-less, and doing a
wee bit o' wishing magic here and there with some help from Brimstone.
The author weaves in such a creative, imaginative world right alongside our own. You can feel, hear and see things seeping from
the pages. The creatures in her house love Karou.
And there's Akiva. Mm mm mm. Beautiful angel, in all the right ways except his personality. He's hard and cold and distant and
absolutely yum. It's wonderful to see that exterior begin to crack as he clashes with Karou.
The ending is epic. A twisted betrayal that unfurls like the sails of a boat as the wind picks up. The story follows a strong undercurrent
of secrets and lies of a past that isn't what it seemed, and that comes back to haunt both Karou and Akiva. It's an ending that will
have your mouth dropping open.
Here's what I didn't like. While I enjoyed the unfolding of the past story immensely and loved how it tied in to the huge epic twisted
ending, I thought it went on too long...and the writing of the past romance was a tad bit too flowery for my tastes. I found myself raising
an eyebrow and saying, "Really?"
The book is a solid 'yes' in the recommendation department.
Posted April 15, 2012