Any of the moments involving poison. I was fascinated with how poison was used in the story, and some of the heartbreaking moments that came with it!
I enjoyed the scenes early in the novel where Isame is at the convent, training for her service. And I can't deny that I was a fan of the kissing that happens later in the story.
I found the book to be difficult to take in all at once, so I listened over several weeks. This is my general approach to historical fiction, especially when you toss in all those French names!
Adventure, emotion, and unique
It's not a scene, but more a series of scenes, regarding the death of a character. It's hard to say more without spoilers, but it was pretty emotional. Actually, this kind of applies to more than one situation in the novel. Essentially, each of these moments made me think about life and the cost of being a "hero."
I love a good kissing scene, especially when there's a good emotional buildup. This book delivered on that, that's all I'm going to say!
No, but it was definitely one I looked forward to listening to each day. By the last 75%, I was unable to turn it off.
I liked that this story has a little bit of everything: action, romance, emotion, self-discovery, sports, etc. I also liked that it was a novel that rang true to the LGBT experience, in that the protagonist's sexual identity was an important part of the novel, but not the MOST important part.
I would, since I picked this book based on recommendations my friends made to me! I normally stay in the YA world, but this was a good pick for dabbling in the more twisted, complicated world of adult psychological thrillers. I think pretty much anyone can get something out of this story, since you aren't supposed to like these characters and it's a fast read (/listen).
I knew there would be twists, so the first major twist in the story (around the mid point) was pretty good. I was ready for the author to mess with my head a bit, and she certainly did.
Honestly, it made me never want to get married. Nick and Amy are what I don't ever want to become.
I couldn't stop listening to this story. I don't know if I would have picked the book up without seeing how many of my friends loved and recommended it, but I'm glad I did. Seriously... I was putting my phone next to the shower so I could shower without having to pause my listening. Yeah. It's like that.
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