This was an absolutely brilliant book and so enjoyable.
Phoebe Pope's tale had me hooked from the first. I've had amazing luck with so many incredible books lately and this was no exception. I loved the world I was introduced to. It was dark, mysterious and dangerous. It was romantic at times and it held the elements of the unexpected.
The plot was absolutely intriguing and I love original books and this was one of them. This book always had me on the edge on my seat, wondering what would happen next. And, I really loved how the setting worked too. They blended together so I could really see how having an above school and a below school would really work. Sometimes a plot or the setting doesn't work, but it definitely did in this case. I also liked the differences in the shape-shifting elements.
The characters held depth and I was lucky enough to be able to find out so much about them in this book. Usually, I only get the bare details, but in this story I was able to connect with all of them. I loved Phoebe and Colten. They were so good together and yet the very different in so many ways. I think what I liked about the relationships in the book is the fact that they had so much to overcome. And it was interesting to see how they did it.
I really loved the secondary characters too. They were funny, yet so real. I really loved the dialogue between them,The writing, I thought, was lovely and the imagery was also great. I loved how I was able to see and feel the places they went and I love the magical feeling of it all. I really liked this author's writing style and I would definitely read anything of hers again.
Overall, I really loved this book and would recommend it to anyone.Now for my rating 4 out of 5 stars