Tarnished - Karina Cooper

3 stars out of 5

This book started out super slow and it was hard for me to get into it. Then it turned around for a short time and I started enjoying it finally. Then it ended up full of Cherry being in these drugged states at the mercy of people she doesn't know whether to trust over and over again while she's still thinking she's some kind of bad ass. The bad guy who is really, really bad turns around and helps her. I hope she remembers what he has done in this first book because it sounds like the author is leaning toward this being a deeper relationship, whatever that means. The ending I found awful when I learned what all these terrible events had been done for. I don't know why Cherry kept calling out a familiar name because it didn't have any effect on anybody. I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series.