Oh. My. Goodness.
This book was awesome! At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but once I got about two chapters in I was hooked. I looooved the characters especially.
Brenik has always been envious of his twin sister, Bray. Growing up as fairy-like creatures, known as bats, everything came easier to Bray. While Brenik spent his time in her shadows, never feeling he was enough. After escaping their world of Laith, and living on Earth for ten years, Brenik attempts to strike a deal with the Stone of Desire to become human. Though true humanity is not an option, he will accept the curse that will alter him to get as close as he can.
Living in a tree trunk for the past year hasn’t been easy for Bray, more so after her brother disappears again. When a human boy and his brother, Wes, find her, a new friendship is struck. Through Wes, Bray learns there can be more to life than waiting within a tree. But worrying over where Brenik has vanished to always remains in the back of her mind.
When Bray reunites with Brenik, she realizes she must help him break the curse after she discovers the need for blood is beginning to overpower him. The curse not only damages those who get close to Brenik, but it could also destroy whatever is blooming between Bray and Wes.
What I Liked:
- Okay okay okay okay so first of all, this book gets humor points! I love myself a funny character and that is Wes for sure. Wes is a great part of why I love this book. Not only is Wes funny, but he’s the sweetest big brother, which leads me to the next point…
- I loved Luca’s character, and the family dynamics in this book. It was evident that Bray was just meant to be with these guys, she fit in so well and everything felt so wonderful!
- I also loved the magic aspect of Bray’s character. There was so much I didn’t discover until later in the book and it really caught me off guard!
What I Disliked:
- I found the first chapter a little bit confusing–but I think I was also resisting the ‘bat’ concept a bit. I couldn’t figure out what they were, or where they were, exactly–everything felt a bit wonky until chapter two. But that didn’t necessarily take away from the story.
- I had a strong dislike for Brenik’s character the whole way through–even at the end when he was changing his mindset. He just seemed very selfish and rude to me and I know that was the point–so it’s not a criticism–but he was a hard character to stand reading about.
This book can be intense, funny and heartwarming, and sad–oh my gosh, I was so sad at the end. It has a great message and the characters are fantastically written. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it!
Sweet Tea | This book had all of the sweet, adorable romance! (And also family feels)