I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Give Me Books!
My goodness this book was dark and captivating. It was one of the darker reads I had read in awhile, and I absolutely loved it. Every haunting, heart-wrenching, and chilling chapter intercepted by brief snippets of hope and love.
This story displayed the horrors of the sex slave training countless children go through. It will suck you in and leave you breathless and wanting more when it's over.
Emmy's hardships broke my heart over and over again. It was incredible how she found a safe haven in Kodah in that retched place. I also enjoyed the certain double agent aspects of the novel; always keeping you on your toes - who's side is someone really on, and so on.
The narration was very interesting (in a good way), going back and forth in time from the first year at the training facility to her last. It really added a different level to the story, revealing the past only when necessary and piece by piece. This added to the intrigue of the novel and further demonstrated the growth and character development of Emmy. This also deepened our love for her.
As soon as this book goes live, you better start reading!