Riveting, dark, heartbreaking, challenging, and romantic are only a few of the many words that could attempt to describe Cori McCarthy’s wonderful debut. Rain is an admirably tough character. She’s daring and determined, and reading about her fall into Johnny’s trap is difficult. He is a truly despicable character; slick and manipulative for his own entertainment, and yet at times he almost elicits sympathy, from both the read and Rain. Rain’s interactions with Ben, although tense and distrustful at first, soon morph from a tentative alliance to something more than friendship as the two characters work to do what’s right and free themselves from the emotional and physical constraints they’ve been trapped in. At its heart, this novel is a love story, as full of possibility as it is of darkness.
Reading The Color of Rain feels a lot like hurtling through the darkness of the Void; Rain’s story is breathtaking in its brutality and moments of tenderness, yet exhilarating in its moments of triumph and unexpected bursts of compassion that bring color and light to Rain’s world. And with surprising twists, candid romance, and beautiful language, McCarthy will catch readers before they fall.
Cover Comments: I really love that this cover has a model with such beautiful and vibrant red hair, as Rain's hair color is pretty important to the story. I love that the background is very futuristic and starry, and the title font is sort of edgy. Very beautiful!
ARC provided by the author.
The Color of Rain will be out on May 14th, 2013!