Whoa, I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. It's definitely like no other that I've ever read.
"It's your darkness that pulls me in. Your mud vein. But sometimes having a mud vein will kill you."
I need to say that I'm mostly a reader who enjoys joyful stories with a touch of angst but once in a while it's also good to have a story and/or ending that throws you off and leaves you saying to yourself "I can't believe it went down like that but bravo to the author for shaking things up".
Anyway...love and coke. The consequences for both are expensive: you get a mighty fine high, then you come barreling down.
Now let me be honest and say this is by no means a happy-go lucky, pot of gold at the end of the rainbow kind of book but I think that's why I liked it so much (on top of the amazing writing). It was different and every so often it's good to switch things up. I'll admit it was depressing so I can see how it might not be for everyone but the author piqued my interest from the very beginning and kept it till the end.
Being stuck on love was a real b*tch to cure. Like cancer, I think. Just when you think you're over it, it comes back.
Normally the lack of dialogue will irritate me which then causes me to give a book a low rating but it didn't bother me so much in this book. I think because I was too captivated to care and just wanted to see what was going to happen and how it was going to end whether virtuous or bad (of course I was wishing very hard for a cheerful moment). But I couldn't bring myself to give up on the main character, Senna.
"You can't fix me," I said, looking at his knees. "I don't want to." "I'm mangled," I said. "On the inside and the outside."
People might not develop an attachment to Senna because how emotionally unattached she is and how miserable she is but I grew to care about her. I, sort of, started to understand her. The turning point for me was when she realized her heart wasn't so frozen and that she was capable of caring and did care (or maybe it was sooner than that). She cared so much, she made a sacrifice.
It's the silent moment when you hear the rushing of water in your eyes.
But have no doubt your heart will both fill and shatter for Isaac:
"When if I first opened my eyes and saw you standing over me, I felt like I took my first breath in three years."
I give Tarryn Fisher a 5 whopping stars for her brilliant writing. This woman has a tremendous gift.