I fell for an Amazon add, and I'm glad I did. I went to open my Kindle and this beautiful cover caught my eye. I love the tie in to the story. There's something completely haunting about this cover, from the typography to the color scheme.
I was taken by this story. I fell in love with the characters, the struggles, and the hope and loss on both sides. I'm not usually drawn to stories that have the potential to end in a tragic way. I like my stories to have a happily ever after, and I'm truly not sure what will happen in this trilogy. I'm usually pretty good about seeing where a story is going, but the middle of this one threw me for a loop I still haven't fallen from. It was so unexpected, and is what cinched my love of the characters and their struggles.
This is a story about life and love and how fragile both are. It kept my attention from beginning to end. It made me want to yell at the characters and close my eyes for some scenes because I didn't want to see what happened next, but I had to. I'm looking forward to and dreading book 2. Yes, it's that good ;) If you want something to make you think, this might be your next great read.