So Far: Like I said, we just finished the book last night and we thought it was absolutely phenomenal! Jeremy tends to ramble but I'm going to stop him because I want to save it for the review, although I will say that it was unlike any book I've ever read. I definitely have a lot to say about it!
Jeremy thinks the characters are all really interesting and diverse and he thought the writing was fantastic! My own opinion is the same, and I'd like to add that I totally got chills at the "twist."
A Sneak Peek: Jeremy and I really loved every bit of the writing from this book and it's really hard to pick a passage to include here, especially a non-spoilery one, so we're going to include the opening to this novel. Keep in mind that this is an ARC so this might not be the final version of the book:
"My eyes opened.That right there is the very enticing opening to a very beautiful book.
I was on my back.
A mist pressed close, all around me, so close that it was more like a blanket than a fog. The mist was the color of yellowed teeth and it moved without a breath of breeze, moved as if it had a will.
The mist swirled slowly, sensuously, and it touched me. I don't mean that it was merely near to me and therefore inevitably touched me; I mean that it touched me. It felt my face like a blind person might. It crept up the sleeves of my sweater and down the neckline. It found its insinuating way under rough denim and seeped, almost like a liquid, along bare skin. Fingerless, it touched me. Eyeless it gazed at me. It heard the beating of my heart and swept in and out of my mouth with each quick and shallow breath.
The mist spoke to me, wordless, soundless, and yet so I understood, and it said, Shiver."
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