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Sadly, the whole book disappointed me. A retelling of Monte Christo? No Chance. It was not about personal revenge as it is in Monte Christo, it was about random revenge because our main character Amaya cannot decide who she should kill. Amaya is on the one hand a strong and fierce character but on the other hand she does not plan very well. Dantes in Monte Christo who is represended by Amaya in this book makes his plans carefully and does only things when he knows he will have success. Amaya is definitely the opposite of him. And totally annoying. Her love interest Cayo was the worst. Rich boy, doesn't care about anything, spends all daddy's money. Then his sister becomes ill and his family cannot buy the medicine because they have not the money anymore (thanks to Cayo, yay!). So he goes to the Slum King and makes a bargain with him and makes everything worse.
But then Amaya and Cayo meet each other and a new theme comes up. Counterfeit. Cayo is searching for the one who has to do with it. Surprinsingly (of course not), his dear daddy and the Slum King - terrible man btw - are in it! I don't know why this theme came up because the counterfeit story popped randomly up (and confused me).
Story and characters weren't for me really pleasing.
But one star for the lovestory. I felt the emotions and I loved how Amaya and Cayo became closer bit by bit. I felt the love, I felt who they really are. Not prending, just real.
I enjoyed the book - at most the end that was thrilling - but as a retelling it was crap. It is only my opionion but I would not recommend it to you.