Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on January 31st, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.
X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them.
Lisa’s Review: I put this book on my anticipated books for 2017 and then remembered I received an arc of it while at BEA.
I’m rather conflicted on how I feel about this book. The premise in and of itself is awesome and is what made me want to read the book. During the first 75 pages or so I was sucked in, but then, it fell flat and I lost interest. It was difficult to finish and took me quite a bit of time to finish it.
The main characters, Zoe and X, were flat and lacked emotions. I just didn’t get enough feelings from the pages or the characters. With everything that was happening I just wanted to feel more of what they were experiencing.
Some of the secondary characters were more interesting than the main ones. I would love to know more about Ripper and Banger. I really enjoyed each of these characters and their back story intrigued me.
The instant love was excruciating. Zoe knew X for a few hours and was in love. I don’t get it. I wish it would have been a little slower.
Looking through the reviews there are many people who liked/loved this book. I just think it wasn’t a good match for me.
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