This was definitely one of those books that draws you in from the first page. I kept putting off reading it because I honestly new I'd finish it in a couple of hours, and didn't want it to be over.
Having read Braden's other YA novel, I was completely expecting Lucy to be the seraph child, and James to be the soulstealer's child - however, I was soon proved wrong. James is very classic and old fashioned, and called a "freak" by his fellow students. After deciding to take part in the school play, he befriends Lucinda, who is half human-half demon. Throughout the course of the novel, both teenagers fall in love, and their parents are forced to reveal their true identities. Meanwhile, Lucinda is fighting an internal battle - trying to make sure that she doesn’t harm James or have her inner-demon eat her own soul.
I could go on for days about how beautifully it was written, and how character development is definitely the author’s strong suit. The book was so engrossing, and such a page-turner - I’m so excited for the sequel!
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and have since purchased my own copy.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 8614 KB
- Print Length: 341 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0998351903
- Publisher: Mockingbird Cottage Press (15 November 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N0DYFQA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,559,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)