I received an e-arc of this book from netgalley and this is my honest review.
Original Release Date:
January 31st 2017
Date I Read The Book:
My Star Rating:
First in a series (which I just found out and I’m so excited!)
It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.
X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them.
My Review: (Vague Spoilers)
I didn’t know this was going to be a series when I picked it up, but I’m so glad it is! This is my current favorite read so far of 2017. It wraps up this story nicely while setting up for the next book SO WELL.
The characters are all great, complex, and hilarious. The dual POV works really well, each character having a distinct voice. The concept is great, and it was very well executed, and the pacing of the plot is phenomenal. I loved the mystery, and the side characters, and the subplots.
The romance felt a little instal-love for my taste, but its built on so well and its so cute I found I didn’t mind. Zoe wasn’t whiney or all “I’m just a normal girl, why me” which was great because I hate that.
I really don’t want to say too much lest I give something away. But Definitely check it out, its part fantasy, part contemporary and all amazing!
And I’m super excited to see what future books hold for Zoe and X (and for X’s past, I’m dying to know!).