Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her ...more
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It wouldn't be fair for me to start off with all of my own stuff that I bring to this book, so I'll start with the most objective review I can provide (which is admittedly not very objective for all the reasons below). This is an ambitious and impressive ...more
Will meets Phoebe at an elite American college, and is immediately enamored of her. They both hide secret pains from their past, each longing to escape and fill voids—Will’s from the gradual loss of his religion and absence of God, Phoebe’s from the death of her mother.
When Phoebe gets drawn into a religious cult, Will has a bad feeling about it from the start, but is unable to save her as she escalate ...more
This emotional journey travels between three friends and the world that rotates around them; from NY to CA to China.
The protagonists experiences the feeling we all know only too well – to have mediocre self reflections, to finally getting what you want in life to only have it all change.
Phoebe, Will, and John share a gripping portrait of desire, faith, loss, and cross culture expe ...more
The Incendiaries tells the stories of Will and Phoebe, their ill-fated romance, and the religious cult that begins to consume their relationship. Will and Phoebe are both college students at a prestigious university in a small New England town, and are soon drawn together during their freshman year. However, both are hiding important things about their past that will come out in ways they could not have imagined. After a religious cult appears in town, w ...more
I went back and forth between liking it and not. My dislike stemmed from my frustration at the character choices and my own bias against organized religion and its complicity in ruining lives as much as it saves.
It was interesting getting this story from the point of view of someone who has struggled with faith and then struggles with loving someone who, although in obvious need of ...more
I received an arc of this book but all opinions are my own.
While it ultimately left me with a general unease and a whole lot of questions, I loved Kwon's bold writing style and co ...more