(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I have some mixed feelings about this book. The blurb made it sound really interesting… and I also really liked the front cover.
The biggest problem I had with this book was that I really struggled to relate to Trinity. It’s hard to describe someone when the book’s written from their perspective… and the constant descriptions of what Trinity looked like made her come across as really vain. That wasn’t really helped by the fact that she’s apparently the most beautiful girl in their school… (I’ve seen that so many times).
Morpheus grew on me as a character, but as I was reading this book, I felt like I’d read it all before. Earlier today, I was reading a list of Mary Sue traits with a friend (just for fun) and had to stop several times to say, ‘That matches the book I’m reading!’
I liked Blain a lot better when he and Trinity weren’t making out/fighting over making out. As soon as he became interested in Trinity, I found it a lot harder to read. That wasn’t really helped by the fact that I’ve become absolutely sick of love triangles… because they’re in every single young adult book I read.
The link-ins with the Greek mythology were quite interesting and I liked the two cats in the book, Yin and Yang. I would have liked to see more of them… but I do like cats.
I would have liked to see a bit more of Melia, too. I felt her character wasn’t explored nearly as much as it could have been in the book.
I noticed very few mistakes in the writing of this book, but on the whole, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I was hoping to. It followed the formula of most young adult paranormals I read… and those have become so cliched, they just aren’t fun to read anymore. And love triangles (and incredibly beautiful heroines) are just not interesting.
Unless the second book in this series is vastly different to this one, I won’t be reading it. I’m disappointed, because the premise sounded so good… but it fell into the normal traps that ruined my enjoyment.