About the Book
Published January 14, 2016
This book discusses sex, suicide, rape, and abusive relationships. It may not be suitable for some audiences.
Before we talk about the contents of this book, can we just stare at that beautiful cover for a few more moments? That duality is so gorgeous and so meaningful to the plot! OH! I liked it before I read the book, but now that I see the significance, I'm drooling for it. It's one of the most perfectly fitting covers I've seen in a long time.
Stone drew me in with a captivating prologue. She didn't spare a single one of my emotions throughout this section. Emma was beautifully created as a rebellious and intelligent individual. I loved it.
Chapter 1, however, was where Stone began to let me down. I know that she was trying to show Daniela's level of depression and hopelessness, but I think this was done pretty weakly. I would have liked to see Daniela as a little colder and more hardened as she began to go through her plan. Luckily, Stone made a wonderful comeback and worked diligently to develop Lain, Daphne, and Daniela as better characters throughout the remainder of the novel. These characters began as little weaklings and grew into strong, matured characters by the end of the novel.
The violence in this piece was written beautifully! I loved the imagery that Stone obviously put a good amount of time and effort into! Lain getting the S*** beat out of him was LEGENDARY! His fear was so realistic it seemed to rise above the page.
The most confusing aspect of this book is the coven itself. I have no idea what was going on there. I understand that they're witches. I get that they use magic and are immortal. I have no idea how it's escaped both Emma and Daniela for so long that they have these powers. I feel like those would be a nuisance to both ladies before they knew what was going on. And, if it's a nuisance to Emma, shouldn't it have also been a nuisance to Emma's wife?
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series because I want to see how my many remaining questions are answered.