“You see, there is safety in simplicity… in a life of simple peace, where the electricity doesn’t dance across the backs of my eyelids, and the sparks don’t slither over my consciousness. Only asinine peace, where my paintings don’t seem to paint themselves, leaving me with terrible feelings of premonition and a chill beneath my fingernails.”
Seraph Black used to think that she was prepared for anything. She could last days without eating, and she always walked away from the violent altercations with her father relatively unharmed. She even survived working at the club, surrounded by the dregs of society, all staring into their bottles instead of noticing the unravelling lives that trailed behind them.
She had thought that she could survive anything, but she wasn’t prepared for Noah and Cabe to come bulldozing into her life, careless of the precious secrets they picked apart in their quest to take over her world. She was even less prepared for the mysterious Miro and Silas, but most of all… Most of all… it was the stalker that threatened her talent for surviving. She wasn’t ready for the photos, and the messages. The warnings. The threats.
Seraph’s life of surviving in the shadows was over, because the searchlight had found her, and there was nowhere that she could hide.
Charcoal Tears begins with Seraph almost being hit by a car and saved by one of the new students. She normally avoids everyone and they stay away from her as well. But after that incident, these boys won't seem to stay away from her. Now, she seems to be have a lot more attention and someone else is after her as well. Her life will never be the same again.
This book truly took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting this story to just have so many twists and turns, and be utterly different from anything I've read before.
I adored the heroine in this story. She was strong, and not afraid to speak her mind even though she had been through so much. I also loved all of her new friends as well.
This book was very good, and I look forward to more in the series.