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Blurb (from Goodreads):
It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.
X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA fantasy story about a girl who falls in love with a boy born in hell.
I felt quite sorry for Zoe in this after the death of her father, and the problems surrounding retrieving his body, but X was a bit of a mystery.
The storyline in this was a bit complicated, but it basically involved X (who was born in a place called the ‘Lowlands’ which was a type of hell), trying to be free after falling in love with Zoe. The romance was pretty non-existent though, and they had barely even met each other before they were declaring their love! The rest of the story dragged, and I guessed the little twist we got thrown.
The ending to this was okay, but I wouldn’t want to read a sequel.
6 out of 10