Release date: June 10th 2019
*Received an e-copy in exchange for my honest review.
This is truly dark and twisted. The behavior of these characters and the crazy things that happen throughout the story will have you clutching your pearls and constantly saying, "Oh my."
It's my first time reading a novel by Siobhan Davis and I was intrigued from start to finish. She's an excellent writer; my interest never wavered. And while I don't often read these types of books, I'm inclined to pick up more of hers.
Actual thoughts? I connected to and sympathized with Abby the moment the story opened. This young girl had to endure so much horror. Her existence in her elite family is only to fulfill the desire of powerful men, and I honestly find her resilience admirable. I don't think I could have persevered the way she had, living in that household and dealing with those monsters. But throughout all the suffering, Abby held on to her dreams of escaping to a better life. Like the blurb says, she's a fighter, and Abby fought her way through, until her heart gets the best of her and she finds herself unable to resist her feelings toward Camden.
Camden added even more complications to Abby's life, and he aggravated me so much. But I was able to forgive him a little because worst things happened and I did find delight and relief in a few more vulnerable moments between the two characters.
However, I'm not particularly a fan of the ending of book one. Sadly, of all the things Cam did, it's hard for him to redeem himself after the last act. Not sure if I can root for him and Abby after that. Either way, I'm looking forward to continuing the story and see what happens next. I know I may not get what I want, but at least it will be entertaining.