To Stand Beside Her
on June 01, 2013
First thank you to B. Kristin McMichael and Never Too Old For Young Adult for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book. I have a thing for kings and queens era books and I was really excited to read this.
When I started the book I forgot what the summary said so I was kind of confused when it started with Kay and I remembered that Leila was actually the main character. Also, there were many typos. Repeat words or words that weren't meant to be there but it's nothing that a good edit couldn't fix.
I was a little confused with the constant switching of POVs but I definitely think it added to the story knowing more than just what Leila thought, I just think it could have better transitions.
I thought it was a great and original idea and I loved the whole underlying theme of fate. If you had a chance to know how your whole life would play out and everyone you cared about would you want to know?
I don't blame Leila for not wanting to, but I also know why someone might.
While the ending wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be (the people who complained about it must not have read very many sad stories), a few tears did roll down my cheek.
I realized I did get very attached to the characters and because it was written so well I was emotional at the end.
I praise the author for this wonderful story and will definitely be checking out her other works.