Top positive review
30 April 2019
I really enjoyed reading this. I was captured immediately and didn't want to stop reading at all. I don't usually go for novels where the main characters are so young as I feel too old to relate anymore, but not in this case - this was excellent. There are very clear trigger warnings at the beginning of the novel, which I recommend sensitive readers take note of, but wish to reassure that I found all situations tastefully and appropriately handled. Another reader on one of the Facebook author groups I follow recommended this series and I only read the sample to start and enjoyed that enough to download on kindle unlimited. On finishing the book I immediately paid for a copy and bought the 2nd in the series. I am now eagerly awaiting the next. CM Stunich handles the theme of bullying very well and I am grateful there are books out there that address it with such a talented hand. Love, revenge, power, wealth, poverty, forgiveness and more are all woven into a very powerful book and while the author's views are clear, they are perfectly placed without resorting to long passages of lecturing the reader and are woven into the story perfectly. I am now totally invested in seeing how Marnye endures and responds with each new year. She's an amazing character.