Bright and shy, Ember Gillespie was sent away from her home and her family when she was little; her sister Thalia, always her mother's favorite, got to stay. She spent years earning the right to come back, and to make up for a transgression she never understood.
When she finally gets home at the age of sixteen, the realization that her family doesn't want her there is nearly more than she can bear. Her grandmother has become senile, her mother is manic, and her sister is a brainwashed shadow of who she used to be. The only thing more shocking than their rejection is the reason they want her leave--Ember's mother believes that the town they live in is inhabited by demons, and that Ember is too weak to fend for herself.
Ember knows her mother is crazy. But as she gets to know some of the locals, she also begins to believe she might be right.
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It’s just a sad, boring, and confusing story. I guess you would like it if you just wanted to read something sad and weird but for me it was terribly boring and confusing. The plot of the story is boring and confusing the ending is boring and confusing the introduction is good then it gets boring and confusing ect
Worst book ever
I read 60 pages and I could not continue for the life if me. It was so poorly written and boring and the most confusing book ever! The cover looked so good but that just comes to show “don’t judge a book by its cover” don’t waste ur time and just SKIP.
I really wanted to like it but...
This is probably one of the worst books I have ever read in my entire life. The whole book is just confusing. As the reader you just never know what’s going on because (spoiler alert) the main character loses her memory like 15 times!!! Not to mention she is the worst !! She is so weak and vulnerable but not in an inspiring way like in a pathetic. Her love interest abuses the crap out of her and she lets him. It’s not even like she grows through out the novel she stays the same helpless weak little girl who lets people abuse and neglect her. I really tried to like this book but there was literally nothing to like. I’m giving it one star to be gracious.