** This book was provided to us by the publisher, and we were in no way paid for our review.
Due to Burch's descriptive writing style I was more than able to imagine all of the characters from Nikki herself to Vegan one of the female Halflings. Though most of the characters seemed three dimensional and likeable (except for some characters like Nikki's godfather) I did find myself hating Nikki's best friend Krissy, she seemed hardly like that much of a good friend and always seemed pushy on changing who Nikki was comfortable with being and turning her into another version of herself.
Now as for the love triangle, I didn't really feel like it was present throughout the novel. Whenever Nikki was with Raven, I felt like they both just glared at each other and would talk to each other in a way that reminded me of Elena and Damon (from the Vampire Diaries). Now when Nikki was with Mace I was always hoping that they would do something ANYTHING simply because Mace always thought so highly of her and in such a romantic way. That being said the novel does go from POV (point of view) to POV, from Raven's to Mace's to Nikki's.
There were only a few downsides to the novel one of them being that the entire novel was used in the third person and in a past tense however through out the novel I would end up finding first person and present tense words. Not that major though it did begin to irritate me. The other downside was the pace that the novel worked at, I would end up finding myself bored and waiting for some major twist. However major twists did take place and questions that you couldn't stop thinking about would be answered with excitement.
Nearing the end (and don't worry this is spoiler free) I found myself feeling more than sad. The ending was an epic tragedy and I mean that in a good way! Somebody was left broken hearted. Somebody died and everything that we knew about Halflings is changed.