This is by no means Cate Culpepper’s 1st book. However, it is the 1st book that I have read written by her. I’ve heard good things about her Tristiane series but it’s just has never peaked my interests. I’m not even sure that I would have come across this book if Megan and a few others in the Goodreads book group “Mostly Lesfic” hadn’t recommended it. “Thanks Ladies!”
I LOVED this story. I can clearly pinpoint why: Grady felt real. Her pain and loss felt real. I think it’s a difficult balance when an author can make a character feel damaged but not make them feel like a caricature. There were also definite pieces of Elena’s personality that reminded me of people I’ve known in my own personal life, and she was a terrific balance to Grady’s academic view of the world.
Then there is the mystery of La Llorona which kept me intrigued throughout the story, with an unexpected plot twist.
Now I have to go see what other Cate Culpepper books I need to read.