This book was fantastic, in more ways than one.
I loved the way Fia and Annie’s story was told – I only learned bits and pieces as the story progressed, going back and forth between the present and the past. Narrated by both Fia and Annie, the book was intriguing and exciting and I couldn’t put it down because I was so extremely invested and attached. From page 1 until page 237.
Fia and Annie are sisters and orphans. Annie is blind, but she is a Seer who glimpses the future. Fia is also extraordinary, gifted with perfect instincts. After the death of their parents, the girls are taken to a school where they become prisoners, used by a man who benefits from their abilities. The girls are intensely loyal to one another, and their bond is what ties them to their bleak situation. Fia does whatever she is told to do, terrible things, because if she does not she is putting her sister at risk.
Their story is so raw and emotional because of the deep relationship and love they have for one another. It becomes clear that both girls would sacrifice anything to protect the other. Although the plot of this novel is what originally drew me in, the characters captured my heart.
They are so real. Fia taps, taps, taps. Her quirks and the repetition of her thoughts make her unique. She is funny and strong and broken. James Keane, son of the man who keeps the girls captive, is difficult to figure out. I questioned his motives throughout the book and was torn between hating him and falling for his charm.
Read the book. Read it, because the concept is new and fresh, the characters are unique, and their story is beautifully written.
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