Rated of 5
This book was fantastic. The complexities of the characters and the conflicts are amazing. Libba Bray truly understands how to make a character not only believable, but REAL. Gemma's conflicting emotions and trials (no matter how supernatural and unrealistic) demonstrate just how difficult it is to make the transition from childhood, to adulthood. Even if you're not normally into fantasy literature, this novel is still fantastic. A compelling Gothic for young adult readers.