I read this book quite a while ago, so reading the review I had posted on Goodreads back then was a little like going down memory lane…although not that far back in the past. I notice my writing has changed a little and cannot help wondering if I would have written this review a little differently if I had read this book only just a few weeks ago.
In any case, it is always nice to look back a little, it may help me for the future :).
This was nearly a 2 stars for me but this story ended much better than it started so it is a 3 stars now.
I will start with what I did not like first, as I like finishing on a positive note:
1. The plot only really started to develop 3 quarters into the book. Before that it was a story about sexually active young adults nearly out of their teen years. The more serious matter of cults was only just a peripheral topic until that stage, which was a shame.
Developing it from the start would probably have made more sense to the story line.
2. The story really did not warrant for so many sexually explicit scenes in the first part of the book, it really did feel like it was just in there to fill up space.
3.The Jacob character!!! Why is he even in there? He really does not help the story develop at all.
What I did like however:
1. Not knowing whether Colin was truly evil or a good guy until pretty much the end of the story.
2. Developing the cult element of the story enriched both Colin and Annie’s characters.
3. The notion that anyone has the ability to love and deserved to be loved in return.
Would I recommend it as a read…well, I am in 2 minds.
So I would just say, you will need to read it to make up your own mind.