Eliza Crewe’s Crushed is just as easy to read as the first book, Cracked, from The Soul Eaters Series.
While most books have a mushy tandem of a boy and a girl working side by side against all odds, we have Meda with an unlikely ally going all homicidal, and being every bit of a monster she thought she ought to be. Although it seemed disturbing, I may have grasped and understood the idea that Meda’s has tendencies of morbid satisfactions, but finding myself enthralled over her schemes… what the heck does that say about me?!
I really appreciated the kind of friendship Meda and Jo have in this book, in spite of the fact that they started off differently during the beginning of the series. I was about to be pissed at Jo for all the times she didn’t take Meda’s side during conflicting moments, then BOOM! It’s enriching and inspiring to see how far a friend would go to save the other.
Crushed still had it’s fair share of predictability, the betrayal brought about in the story wasn’t exactly surprising. But it plays well with the idea that although it was suspected, I was still kind of hoping it didn’t go that far. Still, the web of events that conveyed after was absolutely exciting.
I can’t really say that this second installment was better than its predecessor, but I admit it did shake up the story to more comprehensive plotline. It is safe to say that readers will be up for more surprises during the next installment.
*Thank you, Angry Robot and Netgalley for granting my request to view Crushed.
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