“A short decent read, that for me begs the question, is the "free will" to choose really a choice when the consequences of choosing contrary to the norm is death and mayhem? In this short story Layla is trust into becoming the keeper due to her mother's sudden death. The role of Keeper is shrouded in secrecy. She is told that she has a choice however her refusal means the certain destruction of her clan and her. Which begs the question, is it truly a choice when tradition and the survival of your clan is put upon your shoulder. How can she refuse what she has no idea what she is choosing (what the Alpha's refuse to tell or prepare her for) and the only time she does know is when she is in the trios of the circumstance, in the midst of carrying out the edic at which time withdrawal means certain death and distruction. Where is the freedom of choice there?
I didn't rate this book because i didn't feel they had the option I would have liked for I didn't hate it and I didn't love it, if i were to rate it would be a 2.5 ”