My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I can comfortably say that I was in a state of stunned silence when I finished this book. There is so much to unpack after reading it. There are quite a few somewhat uncomfortable themes to the story, but all I could really think about was the characters and really feeling for both the physical and emotional struggles they were going through. I grew to like them all immensely and cannot wait for the next book.
Full Review with Spoilers
I still don’t know how I truly feel after reading this book. It was fantastic, but left me with such a jumble of emotions that I’m finding it hard to separate them into something coherent.
There are several amazing characters from both sides of the war that you so easily grow attached to. I loved hopping back and forth between both sides and really getting to see how both sides are suffering. This story also does exactly what I hoped it would and brought these threads together by the end of the book. These two seemingly separate sets of lives are so tightly interwoven that I absolutely did not see it coming.
I really deeply for First Sister. Her situation is so hard to read and I just couldn’t stop. Lito as well has had his fair share of tragedy, but it’s his journey to seeing the truth about the war that makes his part in this story so amazing to follow along with.
This is another book that I feel very hesitant to actually spoil too much of. The extremely unpredictable plot twists are such a huge selling point and I would hate to ruin it for someone.
I highly recommend picking this book up and avoiding spoilers before you start. While there are a few things that may push your comfort level a bit these aren’t handled gratuitously and the story just wouldn’t have the same very emotional impact without them.