A really great review by Charles Yallowitz! 😀
I thought I knew how I would start this review as I was coming to the end of, but that ending was a real brain scrambler. Not in a bad way, but in a way that what I thought was going to be revealed wasn’t exactly right. I was getting curious about the story’s slow pace since it felt like the ending would be rushed. Instead, it’s left on a fantastic cliffhanger with one of the best final lines that I’ve read in a long time. Very thankful that I read this after the sequel came out because of this.
The world that is painted is gritty and cruel from the beginning. It lightens up a little as Aster, the main character, matures and develops. Still, you never shake the sense that there is harsh classism in this world and a person can get beaten at…
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