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!