3.5 stars. I wish GR would get half stars!
I was just a little disappointed by this book. It’s advertised as Les Miserables meets Six of Crows. Listen, if you put Six of Crows in your description, I will read your book. I don’t care what it’s about Six of Crows is one of my all time favorite books. The problem with this is that my expectations are high and this book just didn’t live up to them. It wasn’t a bad book by any means. I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to.
I did really love Nina. She was very unapologetic in using the people and things she needed to. She had a purpose and she would stop at nothing to reach it. I loved this about her. You could see her growth through out the book. She didn’t miraculously turn into a good human but you could see her humanity growing. She was a very complex character. I think the author did an amazing job with her. She was real and had many flaws but you still love her.
This book is dark and gritty. There is no apology in how truly awful this world is and how awful the people who live there are. There seems to be no hope and yet our characters find something to fight for!
Thank you so much for an early copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.