I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you SM Soto!
I love it when a book enraptures me like this. When the book is so good I just can’t put it down. When a book is so good I hold in my pee because, well, that’s time wasted which I could spend reading the book. Needless to say I read this beauty in one sitting.
This book tackled difficult subject matter, but just because it is difficult and many dont’t WANT to talk about it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t NEED to be addressed. Thank you, SM Soto, for your bravery in writing this story; on deciding to share it with the world.
At the end of this book, I felt emotionally drained. I just wanted to stare at my ceiling wishing I could see the stars. My heart was heavy, but light at the same time. It was an odd contradiction, but a beautiful one.
Bea and Liam, god, just writing their names right now gave me chills. They are special, their love was written in the stars. I’m going to permit myself to quote one of my favorite rappers right now:
“the darkest nights make the brightest stars” - Witt Lowry
And Bea and Liam? They are some of the brightest.
I definitely recommend this book. I think everyone should read it. It won’t be easy to get through it, but it will be worth it
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you S.M. Soto!
I am speechless. This is a big book. It's a big book because there is SO much that happens in it. So much beauty, so much ugliness, so much light, and so much darkness. This book is a wild ride of emotional turmoil and I loved every. single. word. Soto nearly made me cry on a public bus. A CROWDED public bus.
Soto's talent is undeniable. She will write the sweetest scene and follow it with the most riveting and suspenseful scene you've ever read. She will make your heart palpitate, and you will have to keep reminding yourself that you are simply reading words on a page. Her ability to create ambiance and powerful imagery blows my mind.
Underneath all the ugliness of this book, there is a shining beacon who is Sophia. She is the strongest and most kind-hearted character, but she is also full of surprises. She may be one of my favourite female characters ever. I got sidetracked for a second, but this is what I wanted to say : there is a true message at the end of this book. One that brings to light that human trafficking needs to be stopped. (Yes, that is when I started NEARLY crying on the bus)
If you have yet to read the Creed and Sophia trilogy, now is your chance because all three are released!
I received an ARC of this book and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you S.M. Soto!
Okay, WOW. Soto’s writing is pure magic. She is one of the most enchanting authors I have ever read. She has the ability to put you under a spell with the words on the pages and lure you deep into her world. It is one of the most beautiful experiences. It’s been awhile I have enjoyed a book THIS much.
Soto has mastered the ART, or suspense writing. When I use caps, I mean business. She plants these little seeds as she writes that you notice at first but dont realize they take root, and when you least expect it, they break the ground and change everything.
This book, heck, this series is one of my all time favourites, and I do not say this lightly. When I read this book, all else disappears. I’m transported into Soto’s words and I am held captive there.
Let’s not forget the romance in this book. *swoon* I absolutely love the balance of plot ro romance in Soto’s writing. It works brilliantly and effectively. She alternates between important plot driving scenes and sexy as heck scenes and just, WOW. It’s just magical.
I received an ARC of this books form the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you S.M Soto!
WOWOWOWOWOW! What a way to pop an author cherry! This book had it ALL. It literally ticked all my damn boxes. Angsty AF: check. Dark subject matter: check. Broken people: check. Plot twist that will make you question everything you ever knew: CHECKKKKK. (In Soto's defense, the book is very adequately titled). Oh and cliffy that will leave you staring at your kindle screen wondering why the heck there are no more words to read? Yeah, haha, totally CHECK.
This book. Ouff. It was captivating, to say the least. I had trouble putting it down to go to class. It stayed in my thoughts while I was not reading it. The intrigue is insurmountable, and you will fall victim to this book. The characters are mysterious, delicious, and addictive. The action is written with such suspense and anticipation that you feel your heart squeeze as the heroine's does.
Soto is a powerful writer. She grasps the reader's attention so completely and quickly, that you won't even know what hit you. It's truly something else. The quality of the writing is there, as well as the planning of the plot. everything makes sense. Everything is perfectly weaved together, and you realize, she had left a breadcrumb trail for you to follow you never noticed. She keeps you pre-occupied with other aspects of the story while dropping you hints of what is to come. True suspense writing.
I will definitely be picking up more books by this author. After one of her books, she is already up at the top of my favourite author list. She is one to watch out for.