Relationships and emotions
Wow, what a story. It took me some time to read it, but I really wanted to be able to understand and express about it really well for this review.
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Let me first say, I enjoyed it immensely, and the main reason for that is the amount of emotion this lovely writer can pack into the chapters. It's like I'm in the character's head and I am feeling it, too. I won't lie, there were a couple instances where I teared up when the emotions were high, or I felt angry because of certain circumstances. I won't give away any spoilers, but I will say that every emotion is well written, and it's an entire spectrum. The author obviously knows her characters very well and writes for them beautifully.
The relationships between the characters is also very solid. It's like a network of different folks, and slowly they all become intertwined. Sometimes, I noticed, it was difficult for me to understand early on who was who, but overall that disappeared as I continued to read. Maybe more solid introductions at the beginning would be better, and letting the reader know about any nicknames that may be used.
The other aspect I loved about this story was Zel's journey through his past experiences and how he overcomes, or suffers, from those experiences. Honestly, some of the most powerful writing is based on his chapters and I really enjoyed it, even if much of it was heartbreaking. I think anyone would get attached to his character.
Overall, I think this story is lovely and enjoyable to read. The emotions are real and raw, and I think everyone should take a look at this story. Thanks for sharing with us!