In this novel, a teenage girl named Michelle is facing a life without a real guardian. Her mother spends her days consuming drugs instead of providing a stable life. Michelle decides to leave NY in order to get away from her horrid mother. Once she arrives, she faces a very major issue- prostitution. She comes to learn how some women are victims of human trafficking. My favorite character is Michelle because of her bravery, which helped her throughout this novel in every hardship she faced. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10. I would recommend this book because of the underlying themes regarding prostitution and human trafficking, issues that aren’t discussed enough.
Submitted by M. H.
This was the third book in a trilogy, and my least favorite. For one, I couldn’t see much chemisty between Annith and Balthazar. I love the banter between Ismae and Duval in the first book, and Sybella and the Beast in the second. Annith felt like Balthazar’s daughter. She was somewhat useful in the war, but I felt like Ismae and Sybella were moreso. I also thought the plot was a little dull except for two revelations. Annith wasn’t comfortable with killing and hardly did at all. I just couldn’t work with her character like I did with Ismae and Sybella. I am guessing it’s because I got attached to the point of view of the first two characters, and didn’t want to go through a new one. There were a few twists in the story, and it ended acceptably. I would give this book 3 stars.
Submitted by Foha.