To be honest the whole reason I wanted to read this book was because of the cover. I think it is one of the most beautiful covers I have seen. I am glad that I did pick it up. The inside of the book is just as good as the outside.
The story is about Josie, a 17 year old high school student, orphan, and possibly crazy. Her life is about as bad as it can get. She is about to get kicked out of school. She has no family and no friends. To make it worse she is terrorized every night. Things start getting better for her fast, as she starts to realize that she is more important than she can imagine.
This book is extremely well rounded. The writing is wonderful. It flows really well and was very engaging. It is writing a lot more like an adult urban fantasy book than a young adult one. The only reason I would put it as young adult is the age of the main character.
The plot is well crafted as well. There was some flow issues. Things go from extraordinarily bad to good extremely fast. In some ways it is to be expected, in others it was a little not realistic. Josie is also just a little too sweet for the tough character that she is suppose to be.
This book did have one cringe factor for me. The main character is 17 and her main love interest is practically immortal (we don't know his actual age). Most of the relationship is really sweet, but they do have sex. It is tastefully written, but as a reader I question if it really needed to be included in a young adult book. Although, at least they did wait until she was officially 18.
I enjoyed this book and am glad that I picked it up. If you enjoy fantasy, urban fantasy, or a good romance then I would highly recommend this book. Even if you typically stay clear of young adult books it is still worth picking up. I do plan on reading Conway's other fantasy series.
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