NOTE: I received this book from Netgalley to review.
Boy, am I glad I requested this book from Netgalley!!! It was simply ah-mazing! I couldn't stop reading, and even dreamed of it in my sleep!!! I can't believe I liked it so much, but then again, great books do stick around for a while. And this one was certainly a great book.
The story was about two sisters, twins in fact, who are so unlike each other, there's no room for comparison. And they're also witches. But while Graylee (Gray) is open and helpful and just good, Charlene is her total opposite. Too many things happen between the sisters, that they can't really trust, or love each other in the end. That part of the story is actually sad, because I hate it when siblings don't appreciate each other and instead stab each other in the back. It's just awful.
Anyway, the language was pretty clean, which I really liked. The world development was realistic and written so that the reader could feel like they lived in Gray and Charlene's world too. Like I said - pretty good.
So, the characters:
*Gray - well, you just couldn't not love her. She was strong, smart and a real fighter. She used to be a gifted witch, but then bam! it all went away. Later on she figured out why, but what's more important is that she was mostly okay with being powerless. What I mean is that she didn't whine all the time, or feel so jealous of the other witches that she became bad natured. No. That wasn't Gray. She was good hearted, and sweet. She was into helping people. It just so happened that life didn't pour much luck on her.
*Charlene was the mean sister. She really was. Like umm... satan's incarnate or something. She was truly evil, murder filling her heart. She didn't care whom she might hurt, as long as the world revolved around her. It was pathetic, to be honest. Like, she seeked the thrill of attention, just because she couldn't really love herself. It's sad, really. But I don't pity her. I actually really dislike her. What she did... well... it wasn't something you'd forgive easily.
*Raj was the bad guy. And just like any bad guy out there, he had a good heart. And his feelings for Gray might've been what helped her survive. I loved the guy, because he was honest and open and just REAL. He didn't hide what he felt, what he thought. Still, he had his own secrets. Who doesn't, really?
*Nolan......... boy I wasn't all that surprised that he turned out to be such a jerk. I mean, I sort of expected it. Not in the way it happened, but well... jerks are jerks I guess.
If you want to know what I'm talking about, you'd better buy the book and read it. You'd be missing on a great story if you don't.
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