Edith has always been “the dog” at school. The butt of all the popular crowd’s jokes and after one really humiliating incident she has no reason to keep living. She wants to end her life, and in turn end her misery. At the moment of her suicide, a beautiful guy shows up and tells her that she has another option. He can give her 3 favors, in return for 3 favors she will owe his benefactors. You see, this isn’t a regular devil’s wager, this is a game that immortals are playing, and the stakes are high. Edith decides to take him up on his offer, and becomes a stunning beauty, who then plans to take revenge on the in-crowd for their past sins against her. But soon, Edith will learn that when you make a devil’s wager, you are no longer in control. The in-crowd begins to drop like flies, and Edith doesn’t know if it is her that is doing it or if it is the mysterious Kian, who she is falling for but cannot fully trust.
This was a very confusing first book for a series; however, it wasn’t that difficult to follow the whole idea of a game being played by immortals, using mortals. I don’t like Edith, whatsoever because she embodies the selfishness and self-centeredness that she hated about her abusers. All her anxieties melt and all of a sudden she’s a certified mean girl… I mean, really? ANNNNNNNNNDDDD we have a stalker-Cullen like in Kian. He has been following Edith for god only knows how long, he was there during the “incident” and all this girl can do is spiral down the love hole. I don’t hate this book, I don’t even dislike it, but it was not my favorite. I want to know what happens next, but at the same time it ended with a baby cliffy, not a whopping one that will keep me on my toes until the next. I say try it, there is some funny banter occasionally and it’s not terrible.
3 out of 5 stars. Thanks NetGalley.