There was a lot of tension in this book and since it is told from Chap’s perspective, you have no way of knowing if anyone will discover his secret. Chap has to try to find out about Cassiel without looking like he’s trying to find out about Cassiel. There is also a sense of loss as Chap lives in fear of being discovered and soaks in the novelty of having a family and a home. When his background was fully explained, my heart really hurt for Chap. Although he was trying to keep everything under control, you could really tell that inside he was raw and wounded.
Overall, I enjoyed the plot and the mystery, but the delivery seemed inconsistent. Chap spent a lot of time sitting in his room, wondering if he would get caught. After a few times, it seemed to drag the story down. There were parts that seemed almost unbearably exciting and then there were parts that would drag on and on. While it was enjoyable and a good story, the inconsistent pace bothered me.
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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