I took advantage of a late start snow day to stay up way too late reading this, and I was sad to have to say farewell to the world of Eretz and to Karou and Akiva and their friends. I love the way she wrapped an intense love story up in a tale of such epic scope, giving each rich development. The low moments were devastating and the happy ones satisfying for being so hard fought for, and the ending was everything I dared to hope for. You know those books that you clutch tightly to your chest and feel all swoony over? Yep. That.