Far beyond heaven, earth and hell is a city known as Palladino, a place ruled by ghosts and filled with demons, magic, and all sorts of darkly beautiful things. A city where no one can ever escape.
Eighteen-year-old Rory is a cake decorator who makes stunning confections. But no amount of frosting or miracles can save her when a demon kidnaps her—and carries her to Palladino. Here, Rory ends up in a deadly charm school where young women are forced to become companions for the Ghost Lords. And for her to survive, Rory must become everything that she isn’t: graceful, elegant... and perfect.
But nothing is what it seems in Palladino. Not the magic. Not the ghosts. And definitely not Martin Marius, the bizarre Ghost Lord-slash-inventor who is drawn to Rory. For amid a thousand machines and a hundred cats, Martin holds a secret that could change everything. A secret that could either free Rory... or destroy her.
Oh my God! is the first thing that pops up into my head when I think of Rory! This book was incredible, a combination of magic and action that works together to make an incredible combination! Reading Rory was discovering a new world filled with fantastic creatures among other things. The city of Palladino is the most original place I have read since Alice in Wonderland, every single aspect of this book was new and wonderful nothing was a rip off of other books (which is hard to find this days).
Regarding the characters they were all very well developed, I can see that Ciye took the time to give each character a story.
Overall I can say that this book was so good it felt like a small window from which I could take a pick of the amazing and wonderful world that is Palladino.