Allow me to begin by saying that it has been one incredibly hot minute since I last stayed awake to read a book. Let that sink in for a bit, and then you might understand just how much I enjoyed this story.
This one was a rollercoaster ride for me. Initially, I was intrigued. Intrigue quickly turned to love. Love turned to agitation. Agitation then became satisfaction, and it stayed there until the very end. I was happy with the way it ended. Without spoiling anything, I was worried it would end predictably (as I found most of the book to be, honestly – and I don’t say this as a bad thing), but it caught me with a pleasant surprise.
Two minor complaints, though.
One, that bit of agitation I talked about? Yeah. I find it very tiresome when a book is playing a constant game of ping-pong.
Two, the large gaps of time that were regularly skipped. I’m flexible to a degree when it comes to this sort of thing, but when it happens regularly, I just feel starved for the story that I’m missing out on.
Minor miffs, but I fancy myself honest, so there they are.
Overall, this was another wonderful read from Ms. Cates. She’s a talented writer, and I’d highly recommend giving her a shot.