Shit shit shit. Does it make me a terrible person for enjoying (more than enjoying) this great feast of such dark subject matter? I hope not cause I really couldn't put this down at all. There is no cliche fluffy light fairytale feel-good YA love story elements at all. Full stop. It's brutal and it's raw and certainly not one for the faint hearted.
On the contrary, I completely admire the author's bravery on writing such a risky piece. It takes some skill to engineer a sickening yet enjoyable and completely addictive story that doesn't offend people against humanity (or lack thereof) because the truth is 'es la verdad'. Shit happens. This is honest, okay? I'll stop waffling now. :)