*There might be some spoilers here and there, nothing major*
I’d like to start with the cover of this one, since it was the first thing that caught my eye. The writing of the title is just beautifully arranged. And I love that the author managed to make a get a personalized image, reflecting the main things from the book (right down to the ribbons that Harper says she wears on her wrist plus Shadowford manor).
When I saw this on Amazon, I had to at least look what it was about. Then, when I saw that the blurb and that first three books were free, I immediately got them.
The beginning was a bumpy one, since I wasn’t connecting with the whole foster homes and sending a teenager very far away, in the middle of nowhere, as a last resort.
But once I got past that part, I loved meeting the other characters, racking my brain to come up with answers that the main character was asking herself, and the whole mystery, that slowly unravels.
So, of course, there’s a love triangle, duh! What YA books don’t have something similar?
But it kind of pissed me off that Harper kept getting her memories erased, then ended up with the jock/apparent golden boy, even with her evident attraction to Jackson. I wanted to smack some ever loving sense into her, but oh well, you can’t exactly argue with a fictional character – um, actually you can, but it’s best kept in the confines of your home, as you might wish to remain free of a straight jacket (after all, how would you read with that thing on???).
Getting back… I loved the fact that Jackson isn’t one of the brooding male types that the main character just wants to strangle! He kind of lets her do her thing, and is just there to save her and the day, while clearly having some strong feelings for Harper.
It was actually pretty amazing how the author created everything, making you suspect everyone right up until the end! Seriously, couldn’t have seen it coming, when the villain revealed him/herself!
There was only thing I didn’t quite like. Everything made such a buildup, and when the villain just about kills Harper, his/her plan goes poof in 2 seconds flat, and BOOM! the book ends. What the actual fu… fussball? I mean, it could have been a little smoother than that, but I’m glad I have two more books in the series to keep me company!
The action seemed a little condensed, and you could practically feel when something was about to happen! I’m just glad that the hints weren’t that obvious, and you could still be shocked at the same time as the character.
I highly recommend it! With lots of girlie hearts and swirls, which I’m refraining from adding visually, haha!
Can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next!