Top critical review
Uber tough story not the normal angsty read :(
19 May 2019
I will say it was the cover that really pulled me in, it's fantastic if only the story lived up to the cover.
Be AWARE that this book is more down than up! The first 40% is mostly set up but after that, it gets tough, really tough. I love a good cry but this is not my cup of tea. I NEED to have the GOOD win over the BAD mostly throughout the story NOT at the END, it's not an enjoyable warm heartening journey it just sad and complicated and frustrating. The relationship between Valerie and Padraig was all too quick for Valerie to take on Padraig's life. I think without Padraig's news it would have been fun to watch them fall in love in his home town in Shambles. I was starting to feel their connection when Padraig was given bad news then I wasn't interested in finishing the book.