Fuck the universe.The Writing:
Fuck eternity and creation and a million colors boiling together in the black. What the hell use was that to me?
My heart broke either way.
I thought the writing in this book was absolutely gorgeous and it painted the most vivid picture in my mind, that I literally felt like I dropped some acid and started reading. If I was even half as beautiful looking as Lisa Henry's writing, I'd be a supermodel, it's that good. When something creepy or scary is happening in the book *a lot*, I'm genuinely weirded out or spooked.The Characters:
Brady Garrett, what a character. He's so human and so strong, and you can physically feel his pain and sorrow throughout the book. I kept forgetting he was only 19 years old. He's thrown into unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations and struggles with his own self-worth and sexuality.
Doc was an awesome character. You need characters like him in the story who care about the MC without always having to be the annoying friend. Doc was the best. He seemed so understanding and so human.
Cameron Rushton. Wow. One of the first things that left a huge impression on me was his raw sexuality. He was never apologetic about it and never uncomfortable. He asked for the things he wanted in a way that made him wreak of sex. He'd ask Brady if he could just be with him when Brady was getting off, just because he wanted to. He dreamed of sucking dick and those dreams transferred to Brady, almost unapologetically.
But suddenly I was dreaming of cock.The Story:
Fisting it, sucking it, riding it, in glorious fucking Technicolor.
I love sci-fi. I love it more than fantasy and paranormal (which I also enjoy) so I thought this book would be right up my alley. The world Lisa Henry created was unique. It felt so bleak and pointless and utterly and completely horrifying. And it was. To most of the characters and mankind in general. I like that the story circled around the concept of our existence basically meaning less than nothing. It was refreshing.
Some of the things that happened in this story were heartbreaking, disturbing, and terrifying. Upon Brady learning what happened in the years that Cameron was gone, Brady (and myself) became even more uncontrollably horrified by the Faceless.
The sex in this book was hot. Really hot. Unconventional in some ways, but very steamy nonetheless.
I felt like the romance progressed perfectly, and at a perfect pace. I'm not saying that it happened slowly, but it did. The sexual contact and craving for human contact forced these two men together which created huge, blinding sparks of lust, but the love grew more slowly, like a burning, and it was brilliant because I fell right there with them.The Faceless:
They pretty much scared the piss out of me. That's all I can say about them. I'd be right there with Brady, accepting that they'd probably kill everyone and everything. I feel like the amazing writing created such a huge fear of the unknown, adding to the horror that was the Faceless.Final Thoughts:
Well, I cried at the ending, as well as a few other times throughout the book. I felt like Cameron's relationship with Kai-Ren was fucking weird, especially after you see the interaction between the two. The whole 'master' thing made me think the exact same thing Brady did, that it was wrong and weird that a strong man like Cameron would become like a household pet, but I completely understood the situation.
I don't want to say this next part. I'm dreading it but I feel like I have to. Some parts of this book, especially the interaction between the Faceless and Cameron.. reminded me of another book. A book that was *cough* light years and light years away from this book, but if you've read both, you'll know what I'm talking about. This book is called [b:Acquainted with the Night|8986467|Acquainted with the Night|Tymber Dalton|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1282432476s/8986467.jpg|13863634] and if you're curious, go read my review to see what I'm talking about. *cough*
Overall this book was beautiful and interesting and fun and disturbing and I loved every second of it. Every single second. It's one of those books that I feel lucky to have read.
He would chase starlight until he caught it.
Until it caught him.