My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook to Review
Book Desciption: Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.
This is what happened when I broke them…
My thoughts: There is something hauntingly beautiful about this book. It may have been the descriptions of the forest, or maybe that Lily had finally found peace? That is one thing that I loved about the book, the peace and beauty that was found in spite of the pain that propelled the scenes of this book.
At times the story seemed a little confusing. There is a lot of information given to the reader. Most of it is open for reader interpretation. (I did like that.) But it could have been set up a little better. Overall, this is a beautiful story that it steeped in ancient lore. It is not a simple book to be picked up and read quickly, but one to take your time with and let the deeper meanings take hold in your imagination.
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