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Posted September 14, 2013
I was gifted this book by the author to read and write a honest review.
Thanks Christy. :)
My review of this book is 4.5 stars (although I can't reflect that above).
Well this book was really good, surprisingly so. I thought it would be quite depressing reading about depression, but actually it was quite eye opening and very well researched.
The characters were wonderful! So detailed. I have to say that Elijah is my favourite character in this book. Sera is right, he's perfect. He's so endearing, so selfless and so refreshing. I am so OVER all the "bad boys are best" books out there at the moment. Good guys are great characters and he's so well written, that his character traits are totally believable.
I thought that the swapping between the Elijah, Sera and their dreams, was done seamlessly. I didn't find the swap between the characters confusing, even though the chapters didn't state which characters the author was writing from (which I really liked).
Something that was so refreshing about this book was it was so real. The issues happen in real life, the characters choices and feelings are believable. Although this is written on the very cusp of fantasy themes, I really enjoyed it.
Why only 4.5 starts then? That is because the characters are so detailed that sometimes the surroundings (the world they live in) are lacking a few details. I'm a big visual person, I need read the details to fully imagine the scene in my head. I completely understand why she has written it this way, as I think it have been too much detail to comprehend, but it's just my personal presence when reading books.
All in all, a very good debut novel.