I don't like the shadows or the darkness that they hide though it's all I've ever known. Fear resides there—lurking and consuming what little is left of me.
I’m intimate with my demons. I know their game, but I cannot master it. I've been running for a long time but there's only so far to go before they catch me and force me into a devious dance so dark that there’ll be no turning back.
And that's why I need him.
That’s why I came home.
My brother’s my salvation from this malevolence. He's taken inventory of my skeletons and knows how to calm the rage when it washes over me like a typhoon, drowning me in pain and regret. But August doesn't know the monster that I've become. I’m afraid of what he’ll do if he finds out.
He's my salvation and I refuse to lose him.
Not because I got carried away.
And certainly not to her.
Because my older brother has plenty of demons too.
And one of them is sleeping in his bed.
**** 4 Star Review ****
When I one-clicked this book, I had no clue what it was about. All I knew is that it looked dark and delicious. I knew I needed to read it. Boy was I right about the dark and deliciousness!
I need to warn you, if you have a weak stomach, you probably shouldn't read this book. If you like sweet and sappy, you definitely should not read this. If you are looking for unicorns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, do NOT read this. This book is none of the above. It is dark. It is gruesome. It is the exact opposite of everything that is good in this world.
Let me tell you, my stomach did a few nauseated flips by the end of chapter two. This book definitely jumped right into the nitty gritty from the get go. I knew that I was in for a dark ride, and I couldn't wait.
The plot of this book is unique and delivered from four different point of views. If you are not a fan of that, have no fear. Each of them are vitally important and easy to follow. Each of them has their own part in the story to tell.
The characters in this book are demented in a way I hadn't imagined. Out of the four, I am still unsure of the reasoning behind one of them. The authors set it up that she was an essential part of something big, but that something big didn't come. That was the only real disappointment for me.
Overall, I devoured this book. I was determined to read it in as little time as possible so I could get to the end. My only wish is that it had been longer. I needed more experiments resulting in that animalistic connection with August and Atasha. Just a little more. I needed to feel that bond that these characters shared just a little bit more.