My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So, I’m not sure what is up with the reviews of this book on Goodreads but after reading it, I can say that I don’t agree with the large majority of them. Reviews are supposed to be honest, so I will ignore the others with my usual amount of disregard for bullshit and give my honest opinion. This is about the book and only the book, not a pack of angry roving wolves searching for blood from other authors. I make friends in this industry every day, might as well counter-balance it with some enemies.
This book is different and in some ways that helps it out. I should begin by saying that I didn’t read the first book in the series, so I came into this one a bit blind. Still, the writing is good and the character development is interesting and well-thought enough to make me want to know more about the story.
This book delves into some very serious subjects, including race and social class and I was delighted by how well the authors gracefully covered these subjects. The main character is a reflection of the confusion that young people suffer when trying to figure out what they believe is a proper moral standard and code to live by.
There are magical and paranormal aspects to this story that made it intriguing for me as a reader and kept me looking forward to the next page. The story does jump back and forth a bit and at times was a little difficult to follow. Still, I liked the main character enough that I wanted to persevere and keep reading.
I didn’t expect things to go the way they did by the end of this book, and I now look forward to reading the rest of the series. Overall this was a story that captivated my senses and made me curious.
This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher and provided through Netgalley. My opinions are my own and in no way related to other reviewer’s thoughts on this title.