“It does not envy, it does not brag, it is not proud. It doesn’t dishonor, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keep no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.”
I’m shocked I’ve never heard of this book before this, because I really enjoyed it and it totally deserves way more hype! Dempster created such a unique and interesting world and filled it with fun and quirky characters that are easy to love.
First all, this book has a very unique concept to it. Aubrey (such a pretty name, by the way) has the unique ability to Jump bodies, although it does cause a toll on her soul. In this book, she’s Jumped several times so we can see the effects of Jumping, which was interesting. Overall, Aubrey was a great protagonist, she’s brave, funny, and sassy and it’s fun to read form her point of view.
Then we’ve got our boys, Joshua and Coy. Both of them were great additions to the story, and while I’m not a big fan of love triangles, this one felt different, but in a good way. Everyone has their on problems, especially Joshua. He’s kind of a jerk and yet we get to see snippets of Aubrey and Joshua’s past to shed light on why she loves him. It made the tension feel real. Although, the relationship between Coy and Aubrey did feel quite ‘insta-love’ for me. There wasn’t much build up to the relationship and the feelings mostly seem to come from Coy. (They grew on me though!)
Dempster also has such a gorgeous writing style that helped me fly through this book. It’s full of vivid descriptions and metaphors that bring the images/scenes alive! The one thing that I didn’t like about this was how I was thrown in the story and left swimming. Even after finishing, I’m still slightly confused on the mythology/history of the world and fantasy elements that Dempster created. I would’ve appreciated more backstory about Cleo and Charr and the Aramithians in general.
Overall, this is a fast paced, action packed, and swoon worthy book. It has a unique and intriguing plot filled with beautiful metaphors that push the story along. It can be a bit confusing at time, but it’s not too hard to get back on track. I totally recommend this if you’re a fantasy fan and love a story about how love prevails.