I received an ARC of this book from the author via Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you AM Johnson and Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR!
I want to start off by saying that I wasn't a huge fan of Possession, and that I was a little on the fence about this book. I was wondering if I was going to like it since the first one hadn't spoken to me. Let me tell you that that fence is destroyed. I loved this book!
I really liked the constant parallel with the children's story throughout. The pushing of that intertextuality really added depth and meaning to the novel. Although it was present throughout the book, the references never felt repetitive and overused; such great skillful writing.
I loved both the main characters in this book. They both had touching stories, and a struggle to find balance in their lives. That struggle was extremely well portrayed, and that allowed for the characters to come to life and give the story "realness". Kelly and Liam are such beautiful broken people, that fix each other by being together, and that's beautiful to read.
Overall, an amazing book! Loved it from the first word to the word "end".