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Etta and Aaron? Nah, it's just not meant to be!
on 19 July 2014
I did start to read these books (both Aaron's story and Damien's story) simultaneously.
I quite soon realised that the books are very similar, and I started skipping through the paragraphs, before I knew it I was quarter way through the book - HOWEVER, there are some very subtle differences, because I noticed that Etta's parents know about the baby and that she is moving away from Damien.
The attitude of Etta and her friends/family towards Damien, in this book, is that he is evil and a bit of a monster/predator who should definitely not be in her life! He is portrayed as a dark(er) character, more so than he was in Drawn (book 1).
Damien is in prison, but the path he takes is different. He does not have the same influence of the lifer, and he doesn't take his meds, so when he is released, he really is the same person he was before - bitter, angry, confused - but older and all those traits manifest during his time in prison, to be much more exaggerated and they kinda take over his life. Any chance of him being a good person, seems to have evaporated, and been taken over.
It seems that no-one is rooting for Damien - he really is a lost soul, and I felt so sorry for him, that whilst Etta has a support network of her own, and whilst Etta used to be Damien's support - she has moved away and on and now has a different life - the one she believes she was meant to have - without him.
I weren't buying the Aaron and Etta relationship - her soulmate was always Damien.