Sydney J Mann is an outstanding writer with an obvious relationship with words. I loved the flow of the story, the characters, the world building, and the effect it had on my emotions. I was particularly fond of the character Damian. He teaches resilience and passion, something I live by in my everyday life. I did not take a liking to Stella. I thought she was very indecisive and a little selfish, particularly towards Damian. However, this should not and will not affect my rating, as I can't say I've ever liked ALL of the characters in any particular book!
The ending gave me goosebumps. Why? You will have to read and find out!
An amazing debut for this author and I'll be sure to read any of her future books!