Top positive review
25 September 2015
When your reaction to a book is, “NOOOOOOOOOOO!” because it has ended, that’s the sign of a truly good book.
A heart wrenching tale, Cara’s Twelve was like a dramatic medieval episode of The Bachelorette. (This may sound like an insult, but for someone who is obsessed with that show, I couldn’t get enough.)
Even though I suspected about half-way what was going to happen in the end, I was still completely heartbroken when it did happen. Without giving spoilers, what I wanted just wasn’t meant to be. BUT DAMMIT, I WANTED IT SO MUCH.
When I put the book down to do things I didn’t want to do – like eat, sleep, work – my mind kept constantly wandering back to Cara and her twelve men.
The action never stopped and there was never a dull moment. There was love, death, betrayal, heartbreak, and even a few laughs.
The characters had depth, and there were my favourites: Reyn, Maeve, Efy, Helfrich, and the guy I like to call T because I can’t pronounce his actual name.
Some of the things that happened were hard to stomach, and if I’m completely honest, I did have to skim one particular scene which still haunts me even though I’d missed half of it. I would not recommend this to anyone who has issues reading about sexual assault. Even though I had an issue with this, I know that it is completely a preferential thing, and that it’s a common thing within this genre.
Which brings me to my last point – I was hesitant to read this at first because of the genre. It's not my favourite, or one I ever seek out. But I’m so glad I stumbled across this and stepped out of my comfort zone. If I hadn’t done that, I would’ve missed out on a truly amazing book.