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Saturday Stars – 16 June 2018 – Styxx

Just yesterday I talked about standing on the brink of the potential of the weekend ahead of me and now my Saturday’s already over and I’m about to head to bed. Tempus fugit indeed. :/

That said, I had a lazy day, mostly in my PJs and socks and reading one of my favorite books. Good days 🙂

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.

Questions:
1 – Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 – Which book or series does the character live in?
3 – Why is this character among your favorites?

Saturday Star: Styxx
Book/Series: Styxx – Sherrilyn Kenyon

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When I read Acheron, I never thought I’d arrive to a point in my life where I would empathize more with Styxx than with Acheron. But Styxx’s life was worse than his brother’s.

Seeing the world through Styxx’s eyes was heartbreaking. The horror he went through, the injustice. There was a kindness to him that even after everything that happened to him, somehow, he managed to retain it. God, he was so kind. His past was worse than Acheron’s. The depth of Styxx’s pain, the horror he endured, the cruelty would have felled anyone else. I can’t even fathom the courage and strength it took to live his life, to endure.

I couldn’t get past the pain he suffered throughout the years. The injustice of Acheron, his twin, thinking that Styxx had a hand in all the horrible things that happened to him when in fact, Styxx was the one person who tried to save him. And time and time again, he came to Acheron’s help even after countless rejections. Acheron thought Styxx had it all, but instead Styxx had it worse. I was so mad over how Acheron treated Styxx like crap, even in the present. Oh, the unfairness of it all ripped my heart to shreds.

I cried an ocean reading his story. Styxx’s emotions, the unimaginable horror of his life broke my heart.

Ah well, I didn’t mean to finish in a melancholic tone. Styxx got his happy ever after but I don’t know if I could have forgiven were I in his shoes. 

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I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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