I have a lot of feelings about this book. Few of them are good, some... aren't so good. I actually knew I wouldn't truly be able to rate it until after I thought about it for a few days, and I'm pretty content with my rating as of now.
There is a lot of hype surrounding this book, that much is obvious. I read it for the Carpe Librum Book Pick of the Month for February. Overall, I'm a tad disappointed with all the hype because I was expecting this amazing new YA novel. In the end, I knew this wasn't the greatest debut novel, or start in the trilogy I've ever read. In the end, all I can really say is:
I've read this story before.
Many many times.
Before I get into that, I wanted to first mention the characters. Mare was a typical wishy-washy indecisive YA heroine. To say she was annoying is putting it lightly.
For the three main dudes of the story, Cal, Maven, and Kilhorn. I don't have too much to say without giving away plot details, but I think I liked Cal and Maven's interactions the most out of any relationship in the story. There was just something there between the two brothers that I really enjoyed.