- Blood and gore
Going into this book I had no idea what to expect, it was one of those books that drew me in by the cover and kept me with the description. As I started to read I struggled to find a connection to the main character Renata. The world Zoraida created was so beautiful and amazing so I pushed through…and I’m glad I did!
The more I learned about Renata, the main character, I realized the reason I had trouble connecting to her was because she herself had trouble connecting with herself. Renata is constantly struggling with herself and where she fit’s into the world…if she fits at all. Her countless battles with guilt and shame truly broke my heart.
The further into her story I got, the more connected, I felt and empathized with her feelings of being other, and just outside of where everyone else was. The story is beautifully told with such rich and deep history sewn into it.
The last third of the book is action packed, and has you constantly realizing, that what one person believes to be true, doesn’t mean it’s true for others.
Overall I highly recommend this read and I cannot wait until book two comes out so I can see what other personal evolutions Renata faces and overcomes.