This week's review is a book by Riley Banks, The William S Club, which was given to me in exchange for a truly honest review.
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The plot was rich, compelling and made you want to keep reading to see whose head was next on the chopping block. The villains were truly evil with no moral compass and the victims were real and you could feel their pain and their despair when they learned what had been happening to them. The explicit sex scenes were contained in a few scenes which made them easy to skip if you're a reader who is not interested in that, but they were also written in a way that lead more credibility to why the characters acted the way they did both on the villain/victim sides.
The story was fast paces as the character traveled the globe and while this offered interesting scene locations and constantly changing subcultures... It created constant change. The book was written with multiple POV and with the location, characters, and in some cases, flashback scenes it was more difficult that I'd have liked to follow the plot. There was an abundance of information given to the reader and at the rapid fire pace, it became a bit hard to digest.
The two "main characters" (loosely called that), Charlotte and Damon were written in a way that helped the background story make sense. Charlotte changed her name/life/living location to escape her father and it makes sense that she is secretive. Damon's family is shrouded in mystery and death and likewise one would think he'd keep to himself. But this leads to the reader also feeling shut out of their experiences and didn't allow me to connect to them as deeply as I would have wanted.