2.5-4 starsI don't know how to rate this book!!! I love Karina Halle, and I recognize that this is well written and a complete story. But it's so dark, harsh, and gritty... I feel like wimp, but I don't enjoy stories like this, because they're so well done, they make me *feel* what Ellie/Eden is feeling and thinking. And I don't want to be in that place.The part of me that doesn't want to read any of this gives it 2.5 stars. The part of me that loves Karina Halle's work and recognizes this as great wants to give it 4 stars.I have to say, that I expected a short novella here, and this is a full-fledged novel. It took me off guard... took my breath away... kept me guessing.That's all I can say for now.