I don’t think I was prepared for how dark this book was. I admittedly went into this one blind though. My news feed on pretty much every social media site I am on was bombarded with people praising this book left and right. So I was excited to get this one, and didn’t want to ruin it with reading all about it from other people. I’m glad I didn’t, because I was surprised by what I got. I honestly thought this was a NA book, but after reading it I don’t think that’s how I would classify it at all. This was a non-stop emotional rollercoaster, shrouded in mystery.
Everything about this story and it’s characters drew you in, caged you up, and then slowly unraveled, leaving you helpless but to keep guessing at what was going to happen next, all the while setting the tone as helpless. I have to give credit to an author that can write a character like Senna, she wasn’t a likeable person, yet through learning more and more about her and her plight, you still couldn’t help but to feel for her and ultimately hope that things get better in her life.
“It’s a painful thing to look inside of yourself and see the whys and the hows of your clockwork. You are a lot uglier than you think, plenty more selfish than you are ever likely to admit.”
I also have to say how good the mystery behind the whole abduction was as well. I had at least 3 people that I was thinking was behind this throughout the story. Each time I thought I was sure that it was one person, I would be lead in another direction that put someone else in the hot seat. I never stopped guessing, and being wrong, until the very end.
The setting was perfect for this story. This silent, desolate prison. I really liked how thought out this was. It’s like this cabin, and everything about it, in it, and around it was the personification of Senna. I thought it was absolutely genius and such a cool element to the story.
“That’s what it’s like to be a prisoner of anything. You want your freedom until you get it, then you feel bare without your chains.”
I was shocked repeatedly throughout this book, truly from beginning up until the very end. I am thoroughly impressed with this author and look forward to reading more from her in the future.