Well, despite marking this as “currently reading” (I put books there that I plan to read within the next week or two) I finally cracked this bad boy open today…and finished it in one three-hour siting.
So, if that’s not an indication of something being a seriously above average read, I don’t know what is.
Jude was a really edgy, imperfect, relatable character and I really liked her.
So often, I want characters to do something – maybe say something or do something I want them to do in a specific moment – and I am left feeling frustrated and annoyed when they don’t.
They DON’T deliver the nasty comeback I feel someone so amazingly deserves.
They DON’T punch the face of the asshole who has done them wrong.
They DON’T say “fuck you” to the person who just betrayed them.
Home girl DID all of those things and more and I loved it.
She saw that proverbial high road on some occasions, the one other characters sometimes begged her to take and she said:
Get it, girl.
On top of that, the plot here was pretty well thought out and I enjoyed the twists and turns, none of which felt convenient or trite.
It will definitely be interesting to see what happens with the plot and certain character relationships in the next book.
The wait will be long.
Oh and PS…fuck you, Taryn.