4.5 starsSanctum was a thrilling I want to gobble you up in one sitting type of book. But lo and behold the time I decided to pick it up, it was as if the world was conspiring against me. It took me five days to finish this book, and by the end of these five days my nails were ruggedly bitten.Sarah Fine gave us a world full of despair, a world where no one wants to go to by choice, but this is what our MC Lela decides to do. Her best friend Nadia who meant the world to her has taken her life, Lela is really distraught about it. Nadia was there for Lela when she needed her the most, without her, she never would have become who she is today. It also doesn’t help that Lela keeps having visions of Nadia; all she wants to do is get her back any way possible. But she didn’t believe that she actually could.Lela was such a head strong girl; I liked her strong will and determination to do anything to get Nadia back. The world she found herself in, I know for a fact that I would never survive, but many a times with her back against the wall Lela came out fighting. Malachi, where do I even start with this fine specimen? I remember a lot of my blogging friends were really enthusiastic about his character and it really is easy to see why. He was also such a tough individual, but I think what makes me melt even over guys is when they show their soft vulnerable side. Many times we were given insights into this other side of Malachi and at times it really broke my heart. Malachi certainly left a lasting impression with me, that I’m sure my blogging friends who have seemed to already have claimed him will have a fight on their hands.Sanctum is another book this year which truly surprised me, it’s not a book which I would have immediately picked up but I’m so glad that I finally did. Sarah Fine has created a gem of a read, with pulsating scenes, a beautiful romance and difficult decisions for characters to make. In a way it’s good that I waited a while to pick up Sanctum as I only have to wait two months before I can get my hands on Fractured.