Rating: 2.5 stars
Casey was a teenager in a rough situation. Her father was sick, and her family desperately needed money. On top of that she was getting nosebleeds and headaches, so to me it was fairly obvious what was wrong with her. Through an exclusive website she met Jonah and traveled to see him. So it was logical to assume romance ensues, right? Wrong. The romance between them was barely existent. It wasn’t really romance anyway. They were using each other to meet their own ends.
The subject matter was dark. It failed to convey the gravity of the situation on an emotional level. It fell flat. It was hard to feel anything for Casey or Jonah although they are both fighting to live in their own ways. More character development was desperately needed. There was a paranormal element, but it was minor to the degree that it did not require any world building at all. Basically this seemed like contemporary fiction. At the end of this, I felt nothing. No emotions were aroused whatsoever, and there should be strong emotions after reading a novella on this topic.
I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.