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“I’ve learned the hard way that tears accelerate nothing and dampen plenty.”
This is the second book I have read from Madhuri and she still manages to blow me away. Her writing style is so badass but surprisingly easy to get through. Madhuri gives life to every single character that it feels life they grow out of the pages and go through their lives around me. This book started off right where the first one ended and it’s intensity kept growing from cover to cover. The grief and passion was tripled in this one and I thought the first one was heart-breaking. There were new difficulties to overcome and I didn’t know what was in store for the characters. Which scared me. This book was so brutal and gruesome that it had me cringing more often than not.
I can’t even choose a favorite character to boast about since they are all too amazing. If I had to choose though, I would go with The Boy, Wyatt. His character development was spectacular, for lack of a better word. He was already amazing in the first book but he molded into an even more memorable male character to date. His journey was full of grief and my heart broke whenever his did. I cried whenever he cried and it killed me not being able to comfort him. I am too attached to the characters and the war between all of them was catastrophic to my heart.
Not to mention, Madhuri also created one of the most memorable villains as well. And in the WORST possible way! Her name is Ava. Ugh, I thought I hated Ava in the first book but nope, I surpassed hatred with this one. Madhuri created one of the worst people imaginable and I must admire her for that feat. Madhuri, not Ava. Ava needs to die or else I will crawl into the pages and do it myself! GAH!
Anyway, back to the characters I love, I am so scared of what’s about to happen next!! I sense more grief in store for me and I don’t know if I can handle it…