Dear lord… Where do I start with this book?
I think I should begin by saying it has been a very long while – years, even – since I have read such ingenious writing.
There is something about this author. Her dry, quick wit and cleverness with words really pulled me in and almost immediately after starting this book, I was invested in the characters.
All of them.
Every single one.
I found myself re-reading certain sentences purely to experience them all over again.
That just doesn’t happen anymore.
And it excited me!
The storyline was compelling, the character growth was beautifully paced and the angst was perfectly placed.
There was no ‘sake of drama for drama’.
Every detail in this book was meticulously planned out and it made for smart reading.
I was left thoroughly impressed.
This was my first book by LJ Shen and after finishing, I picked up my phone, went straight to Amazon and purchased all of her books. That is how much I enjoyed what I read.
I can’t wait to read more from this cunning and crafty author.
Midnight Blue is my first 5 star read of this year.