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on 13 June 2017
This book could have been so much better, as the idea is great but not well executed.
I feel that the first half of the book is extremely rushed. I really wish that the author had taken some time to go into more depth about the village at the beginning. It just seems very rushed to go from doing a crime to being on the run.
The first half also has quite a number of irritating repetitions.
The word "watcher" and how the males in the story always seem to stroke her face or tuck her hair behind her ear.
As well as this the ever changing nickname for the main character and how her mood/feelings for other characters changes quite erratically. It makes it very hard to build any connection with her.
However, I think the book greatly improves with the introduction of Ruby and the story within the story. This I enjoyed most and it seemed to me that if this had been the main story and not a side story this book could have been so much better.
Some of the other characters though bring very little to the narrative and I wish they had been given more read time.
Overall, if you can make it through the first half, the second half is a whole lot better. I only made it through due to the fact I don't like to not finish a book once I have started it.