Where to start with this book? I couldn't tell you, because I don't understand a thing that happened in this book. It starts with an annoying girl, Evelyn Johnson. She tells you she is "intelligent, sane, and sensible", all which are blatant lies. She just goes to a school, because she has no one to look after her. It really doesn't make sense. And it's never really clear where she is located. I believe she is located in England, but I can't be sure.
Evelyn meets a mysterious stranger, Sebastian, after he nearly runs her over with his horse. Again, it doesn't make much sense. Really though, would you fall in love with a shady dude that threatened you after first meeting. It's completely impossible. And why does there always have to be a popular bitch? Especially a cliche mean girl. Oh but this one has an odd twist. She has a dead cousin! Wow, that makes her all the more bitchier. There are insane "mistresses" and what not, all adding to the "scary, creepy atmosphere."
I just can not get over the fact that the story doesn't make sense. And even in the end, the story never ties together. The "relationship" of Sebastian and Evelyn never develops and never makes sense. It's just off and on, good and bad, but none of this is in the good way. Then there is Crazy Helen Black, which like the nickname suggests, is really crazy. She is a bitch, not that she means to be, but she is.
The only semi-respectable character in the book is Anna. And that's cause I don't have to read much of her dialogue. I'm just sorry she's related to Evelyn.
I would not recommend this book to ANYONE.
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