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Trapped in a dark cult, sixteen-year-old Naomi Aren has lived a quiet, albeit unhappy, life nestled deep in the hills of the Ozarks. With uncut hair, denim skirts, and only roses for friends, Naomi seldom questions why her life is different from other kids at school. Until the day her abusive father, who is also the cult’s leader, announces her wedding. Naomi must marry Dwayne Yerdin, a bully who reeks of sweat and manure and is the only one person who scares her worse than her father.
Then she meets Kai, the mysterious boy who brings her exotic new roses and stolen midnight kisses. Kisses that bring her a supernatural strength she never knew she had. As the big day approaches, Naomi unearths more secrets of about her father’s cult. She learns she has power of her own and while Kai may have awakened that power, Naomi must find a way to use it to escape Dwayne and her father—without destroying herself
I love this kind of book, the whole cult vibe, intense, and very mysterious. Having read quite a bit about cults I feel this book was accurate to a certain type of cult, the descriptions and plot of this book very interesting and on point.
I liked the fact that the MC has a greenhouse that she feels loved and safe in and that the new boy brings her roses, I love roses. The greenhouse had a magical feel to it and the author wrote it beautifully.
The reason this got four starts instead of five is for the love triangle between Naomi, Kai and Puck....eh...the storyline petered out for me then a bit. However the ending was great and this was a well written fun read! Would for sure read this author again.