Ensnaring and evolving
The bad stuff first, because there honestly isn't a lot of bad stuff and they're minor. There are a few grammatical and spelling errors. Like I said, they were minor but they did kind of nudge me out of the world your story creates strongly enough for me to notice. Very minor though and I can't remember exactly where because....I WOULD HAVE TO STOP READING TO DO SO. That did not happen.
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In the beginning I was a little confused as to why you were basically telling two stories, one in the present and one in the past, but you're not. It's all one story and though some parts I could guess what would happen in the past because of what was going on in the present, you still managed to make it enjoyable. You also snuck in some surprises too! I'm not going to include spoilers but....oh damn, that Chapter Seventeen! I knew something along those lines was going to happen but....you got some tears out of me.
There's a lot more to this story than you'll see from the beginning. Keep reading and you'll see a lovely weaving of lives and stories. Excellent job!