Amazing! I’m not nearly mean enough to my MCs. That’s my writing takeaway on this novel. Karou and Akiva have to struggle through so much strife and adversity. I find myself wondering if it is even possible for things to get better (I hope), but that’s what keeps it interesting.
If I’d have read this one back before the 3rd novel was published, I would have been very upset about the dramatic cliffhanger. That is not to say I don’t like a cliffhanger. I actually do, but they stress me out. Bad. I get all kinds of angsty. Luckily, I have the 3rd book in hand, so I’m perfectly content with the situation.