I loved this book. It immediately pulled me in and had me turning pages until the very end. I liked Raven from the start and was immersed in her world and her worldview right away. At first I expected this book, like so many apocalyptic books, to be strictly about survival, but there is so much more to the story. The characters aren't just surviving, but growing and evolving, taking on roles that as teenagers they've never had to take on before.
I adored Eighth/August. The book is described as a Beauty and the Beast type story, but I thought his character was more like Frankenstein's Monster, a brutal beast who's lost and confused, but somehow knows he wants something better, something more.
The ending left me with a lot of questions, but I felt it was a satisfying conclusion for the first book in a series. The main story was tied up, but there are still enough questions for me to be eager to read the next book.
A fantastic read that I would recommend to anyone.
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (1 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1471158055
- ISBN-13: 978-1471158056
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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