4.5 stars! Just lovely!
I am sure I am not alone in my love of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This lovely book follows a similar path with more heartache, deception and death and the love developed between the main characters grows in just a magical way. While I have to admit the first chapter took some time to get through it was really just a matter of getting use to the writing style. And once I was, the book flowed through this beautiful journey effortlessly. The development of the three main characters is so believable and the torment felt by Isra and Gem that they could not possibly love "the enemy" is heartfelt. Definitely worth the read!