"This place couldn't break something that had already been broken beyond repair."
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
Spice Rating: 2/10
Hero: Bennett, Noah, Zach
Triggers: Violence, Murder, Bullying
Style: Dark, Contemporary, Hidden Identity, Twisted, Suspense, Reverse Harem, Academy, Slow Burn, Revenge.
Well, this series came in like a wrecking ball... I am totally ADDICTED! And I seriously never want to leave this world that Elizabeth has created!
This was my first read by Elizabeth Dear and I was thoroughly impressed. This is the start of a trilogy so I will say it really is to set up the world and story - there is pretty much no spice, however, the angst is certainly real!!!
I am in love with Jolie, what a true warrior. She has been through some rough stuff but she is so fierce, loyal, and has absolutely zero care for what others think, and I am 100% there for it. I found the dynamic between her and the boys really interesting and found the way the story developed was a breath of fresh air to other RH I have read lately.
The pace of this was perfect, the detail Elizabeth put into setting up this world and the complex layers to the characters were amazing, and although I HATE cliffhangers I am more than okay with this one... what a badass!! I absolutely can't wait for Seize the Castle to release, I am counting down the days to get more action from these four. Amazing start to the series Elizabeth.
"This was a f*cking war, after all, and I came to win."