I received a BETA and ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Dani René!
Wow. I thought Crave was amazing, but this was something else entirely. Dani René is such a talented author, it's crazy. She will take you for one heck of a wild ride. You will cry, you will fall in love with the characters, you will ache for their pain, and rejoice in their happiness. You will go through every emotion in the spectrum with Paige and Kael.
This book is not for the fainthearted, but if you do pick it up, you will be rewarded. Dani René is skilled enough to give is extreme darkness, yet always allow a sliver of hope through. I am so in awe at her writing.
I believe that Paige is so well portrayed in the novel. You will find resilience, strength, love, and a survivor. Her psychological "states" (for lack of better word) before, throughout, and after the abuse are spot on.
As it was in From The Ashes, the Phoenix symbolism was expertly laces throughout - subtle yet very present. As you can probably tell, I am in love with René's writing and am unashamed to say it in as many ways as possible, whether eloquent or not. Hopefully I'm sort of eloquent.