My book reviewing skills are so rusty omg.
Mood: Still reeling from that Top Social Artist win.
!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!
by Victoria Scott
Publication Date: 2 May 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.
CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding.
MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience.
WILSON: The one who will destroy them all.
When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.
Once again, I dive into a novel without reading the summary. Even though I found the writing to be a little awkward at times, it didn’t take long for me to become immersed in the story and before I knew it, I had devoured over half the book despite my mind telling me to gO tO sLeEp.
I really didn’t like Domino at first. She was so over reliant on others and lacked confidence in herself. However, her innocence and positivity soon rubbed off on me. She didn’t let her past demons drag her down, instead letting them serve as a reminder of the path she does not want to take, and she dared to dream. I’m glad that she managed to meet people who made her open up and taught her to feel comfortable in her own skin.
I felt a mix of relief and disappointment when I approached the end of the books. Relief that I was able to finish the book on time. Disappointment that the second last chapter ended in violence and a blaze of flames. I get the symbolism―the destruction of a cage―but it’s kinda… cliche and too flashy for my tastes.
I feel that there’s so much in this world that can be developed further. I’d like to explore more of Madam Karina’s character and what made her this way; where did her obsession with keeping the girls in her Home stem from. I want to see more regarding her rivalry with her sister. I want to see the aftermath of the house burning down. What happened to all the other girls? And Lola? Will the jailed girls ever be rescued? What is the fate of the town of Pox?
Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.
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