I have been excited to review for you SANCTUM by Sarah Fine. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how Fine would deal with the issue of suicide, which is ultimately what this book was about. But she creates characters and a world that are both intriguing and so real that I was sucked in from the get-go.
The Blurb from Amazon:
But Lela isn’t just anyone – she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.
What I love about this book: There really is so much to love about Fine’s writing. She brings a unique twist on Heaven and Hell, which allows readers to look at the tough issue of suicide and rape in a different light. Her characters are real people. Nadia ,who is bogged down in the pressures of our society to be perfect. Lela, the “bad girl” who struggles to get her life on track despite no support from home. And yet despite these girls differences, how much they need each other to survive.
What makes this book unique: The concept of this book blew me away. Fine created a whole new world to set her story in, including characters such as Mazikins (demons). This allowed her to deal with issues teens face today by taking readers away from their own world and reliving those same conflicts in a fantasy setting.
Why you should read it: The romance, oh the romance. Malachi is hot, hot, hot. Do I need to say more?
My favorite line: “Either you’re a Mazikin, and I will destroy you, or you are ready to go before the Judge and get out of this city.”