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So many new unlikable characters - hard to read
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2013
** spoiler alert **
While this book closed strong and opened with a scary look at the mindset and propaganda surrounding unwinding, there were so many unlikable characters that made it hard to get into this book.
The book opens with Connor running the Graveyard with Risa and Hayden still there as well. Lev finally has some happiness living with the one brother that didn't act like a total jerk in the last book, the only brother who found the idea of tithing a child creepy. Of course none of this lasts.
Lev's contentment is shattered, and the rest of his worthless family turns their backs on him. He ends up at a safe house of sorts for saved tithes, in a god-like position that he is very uncomfortable with. He also meets one of the horrid characters, Miracolina and seems to feel like it's his mission to save her.
Miracolina is a self-righteous tithe that continues through the book to not believe that there is anything wrong with sacrificing children. Her holier-than thou judgmental attitude was like nails on chalk board.
Starkey was a stork set to be unwound who uses extreme violence to not only escape but to wreck havoc in and around the Graveyard eventually bringing it down. Then he lives in what seems like an impossible manner - really don't want to hear more about him.
The creepiest is Cam the rewound boy. At first I felt sorry for him, but his arrogance and the stalker y manner that he goes after Risa are disgusting.
Had the next book in the series been the last, I would have bought it and started already, but it looks like it's not, and I don't think I can bear these new characters much more.