Sphinxie--”I always felt stupid when I was around him. I was simply too ordinary, while he was this vision of talent and good looks, whirling through life and dazzling everyone with his greatness. I never really hated him for making me feel less than him; I was just in awe of him, ….” (p 13)
Cadence--”Everyone loved Cadence’s eyes, people were always saying how beautiful they were, how unusual. How completely out of the ordinary. Sometimes, I thought, ordinary is better. It was the first time in my life that I realized something could be so unusual that it was broke, so out of the ordinary that something was wrong with it.” (p 16)
All through this book I was worried about Sphinx. She was so much under Cadence’s spell, the seemed to lose herself to him. I don’t see this book having wide appeal, unless one is interested in stories with sociopaths as characters. But it doesn't get into the person's head as much as one might like.