Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story. No one said it was pretty, or right, but it's mine.
Number Thirteen was an interesting character, she was a survivor and fighter so I respected her for that. Bella allows us to fall into Number Thirteen's mind from the get go, because we are just as disorientated and confused. This means we get to follow her on her journey of rediscovery, and start fitting the pieces together to solve the mystery of why. It was incredibly hard for her and hey she was just as scared as the others, but I liked how she found the inner strength to pull herself together and lead the other girls. I'll be honest while I felt for them, at times they aggravated me, to the point I was shouting at my Kindle 'No, no, no! Don't do it!' Yes I'm aware they can't hear me, but you can't blame a girl for trying. I loved how Number Thirteen figured things out, how she owned up when she was in the wrong and above all her defiance. Her chemistry with Will was a physical thing that slaps you in the face, and although I admired her for trying to resist him I was much too eager for them to get together. Call me sick, but I wanted my beauty and the beast story okay. I love how Bella built things up slowly, allowing their relationship to develop thereby making it believable, there were times I was like 'Ah hell no!' but then things would pick up again. When Will finally claims Number Thirteen, I swear I had tingles minions. I was whooping and hollering, and had a huge grin on my face because it was like 'finally they got there!'
That's the beauty of the human spirit. It can bend a lot before it's broken.
People always pity the damaged, but what they don't understand is that we don't want their pity, we just want to be treated normally.
"Trust the darkness, Beauty."
A beautiful heart can never love a dark heart. But a dark heart can crave a beautiful one, and it will. I will crave you beauty.
So taking all that into consideration, my rating stands at 4 enthralling stars. I enjoyed the plot overall, and I liked the main characters. Bella has a unique writing style, and as always she doesn't disappoint in delivering. Hate or love it, it's a book that will stick with you when finished. It took me a couple days to stop thinking about it, or remembering some of my favorite scenes from it. Even now I'm reminiscing, it's just a side effect of reading Bella's work. One that is totally worth it of course. This wasn't a BDSM or even very Dark novel, it had a balance I think of just right. So if you're looking for a new spin on beauty and the beast, and want a little darkness thrown in then this is for you.