This book floored me! It was so exciting and kept me up until late at night as I tried to cover more ground in the story. I was simply too excited to sleep while reading this. This book is horror and fantasy and fairy tale all rolled into one. I really enjoyed reading about the origins of old fairy tales like Rapunzel and trolls. The ending was a complete shock for me. The characters were so interesting and felt so real. Apollo is bookish, enterprising, smart and likeable. You feel as if you know him after you read the book. I felt the same was about Emma and even more secondary characters like Patrice. The book held an important lesson for me to be careful with the information that is shared online. This book was exciting from the beginning to the end and I really enjoyed the wild ride. I would recommend this to any reader who enjoys a little magic and "glamour" from their fiction.
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