I was really "iffy" when picking up "The Prelude" due to all the hype on it. Luckily for me, it did manage to meet it.
"The Prelude" isn't your typical new adult kind of story with all of the cliche kind of elements. It's has more of a dark brooding type of feel filled with deep angst and a hope of redemption.
Both characters come from very tragic circumstances and come together in an intoxicating tale of love, music, betrayal, and redemption.
Over all, a great start for a book debut for Ms. Leigh!