I recently received Beauty in the Ashes from Micalea Smeltzer in exchange for an honest review.
When I first read about this book, I thought it was going to be great; I couldn’t wait to read it and get to experience the characters.
When I read about Caelan’s family it just broke my heart. I could understand why he spiraled the way he did. Sometimes, I really didn’t like Caelan, but I really wanted him and Sutton to end up together. I loved how he started getting some better when Sutton was in his life.
I really enjoyed that Sutton had such a snappy personality. There were moments when she would do something and I would just be like, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” I really loved seeing her making friends with people and not focusing completely on Caelan, even though she got evil kicks out of harassing him.
I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I was going to. I felt pretty disappointed about a few things.
* I hated that we never found out who killed Caelan’s family; there was absolutely zero resolution there.
* There was another love interest out of nowhere.
* Sutton’s bad thing from her past.
* How everything ended up.
It wasn’t a horrible book, but it just wasn’t the book for me. I don’t want the fact that it wasn’t my favorite to steer any of you away from reading it. I hope that if you guys check it out that you love it!