3.5/4 stars...As many have said this can be compared to the Dark Duet series. They share the same theme but a very different story. Yes, this is a dark read and obviously if you are planning to read this you need to prepare for it. Overall, this was a well told story with a few interesting twists. There is a sugary sweet semi- HEA, but there also are open ends so I can see where the other book or books will go.