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Strong Beginning, But A Little Disappointing
June 8, 2015
I had read two earlier books by Marisa de los Santos, and when a friend recommended this one I was happy to revisit her work.
This book has a lot to recommend it, especially in the first half. The mystery of who the characters really are and why they behave as they do was well presented and engrossing. However, as the book progressed, I found myself becoming more skeptical about the motivations of the male characters, particularly. Ultimately, the father became too cardboard-like for me to find him believable. The relationship with Caro was likewise opaque, I felt, and the central romance felt a bit glib.
I guess I wanted to like this book more than I did, but I gave it 4 stars because I thought the first half was quite well written. Ultimately I came away a bit disappointed.