This book reads more like a fairytale than anything else. It's grim and foreboding, with insane twists and turns, and characters that show up out of nowhere. In my mind, that's what all the best fairytales are made of.
Although the characters are vague and shadowy, there are still moments when their true personalities show through the mold, and they become true characters. They become unshadowy, and it makes them very unique. All fairytale characters are vague and shadowy by nature, but these were only shadowy in certain parts of the book.
It was very odd, because generally, I can't stand characters that are without personality, or characters that don't have any real reason to be alive. But, surprisingly, I liked these characters. Moving on.
Not surprisingly, I found this book to be enchanting in all it's weird fairy tale ways, and hope to read more like it in the future. I really dig the whole fairy tale retellings, and I hope they continue on for a long time, but I'm gonna have to get used to surprise endings, even though they just kill me.
"She is life itself. She will heal the land. She is the one.