I present to you a series of Facebook comments I posted to a friend’s wall between 3 and 7 a.m. (which is when I read the last half of this book). (Yes, I am still suffering the consequences of staying up until 7 a.m. thankyouverymuch.)
“Okay, it’s official. I hate her.” (Her = Keira, the lead. And I really did. I’ve never disliked a lead character so much.)
“Fuck this book. HOW ARE THERE STILL 70 PAGES LEFT?!” (There was enough drama to make two books.)
“HATE. THIS. BITCH.” (See? I really did hate her.)
“Oops. Didn’t mean to shout that, but yeah. HATE!”
“I can’t believe I chose this book. I detest it.” (No, not really. But it sure did induce some very strong emotions. As you can probably tell.)
“No, I’m still not done. Fuck this book again. I finally stopped crying and now I’m starving. I’m gonna be awake to see the sun rise. FML.” (There’s nothing worse than staying up so late that you get hungry.) (Also, I don’t care for the acronym “FML,” but in this case, I felt it was appropriate.)
“Did I mention this bitch needs to be punched in the face. She stands around for half the book like a fucking mute!” (There was one scene in particular where her silence made me want to do serious bodily harm. It was awful. I cried.)
“The cursing is out of hand, I know… But if ever a book deserved a few F words, it’s THIS ONE.”
“And now I’m dead. Good freaking night.” (Obviously Goodreads needs to add a 6th star. One that means “my head just exploded.”)
If I were to rate the book based on how thoroughly it engaged my emotions, 5 stars easy. If I were to rate it based on how I felt about Keira, 1 star. On how it has kept my attention even after I’ve finished reading? 5 stars.
Yesterday, I found a fan made trailer for the book. Watching it, even after having FINISHED READING, got me almost… giddy. So maybe I loved it.
Or I hated it.
I’m still not sure.