It took me a while to finish this book. At first, I was really interested in reading this because it has ballet. Ballet! Who doesn’t fancy ballet? Right? And then when I started this, hmm how do I put this? My interest, bit by bit, lessened because I got bored reading it. Fortunately, I got over my boredom and finished this book, and you know what? It wasn’t that bad.
Natalya and Tonio were both heavy characters. Heavy meaning they are going through a LOT of drama, mainly with their family. Add to that drama are their personal burdens that I think the author used to make their relationship legit. I liked that the story focused on each character’s development all through out the story, but it wasn’t enough to make me feel for these characters. I’m not sure if it was just me or they were really lacking. Although I liked good character developments, because this book had a LOT of those it made the progress of the story a bit slow.
The story was okay. It wasn’t really surprising or new, but it was good cliché. Reading this was like watching a family drama on TV. Like I said the story was a bit slow but as you read it and get to the middle it gets better.
The “drama”, though, in this book was quite touching. I was surprised to see myself tear a bit towards the ending(Warning: I am a crybaby, so maybe it’s just me crying for this book :P).
Overall, this wasn’t such a bad read. It’s more of a hit or miss book. I learned late that this has a sequel and maybe, just maybe, the sequel might be better so go ahead and try this one. Just don’t expect too much. 🙂