(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although I haven’t read the prequel to this book, I still quite enjoyed reading this book. I found it a quick, easy read and managed to get pulled into the storyline really easily.
I really liked the cover of the book, though the spiders along the top and the bottom were really creepy. I do think that the design of this book was particularly intriguing. And the blurb was fairly good, too.
I did like the storyline in this book and I think Abbie’s plot was my favourite. I would have liked to see a bit more of what happened by the end of the book, though, with her life outside.
I did like Adam as a character, but I wasn’t entirely sure why he was so important to the cult. The cult itself was, I felt, quite scary. I would have liked a bit more detail on how they were able to reach so many people… and how people seemed so willing to believe. I know generally how cults work, but I would have liked some background.
There wasn’t a lot of mystery in this book, but I did feel that the action really made up for that. There were some really creepy moments in this book, especially with regards to the spiders. I didn’t mind the bats so much.
I liked the way the characters worked together and helped each other throughout. I could believe in the tough choices that the characters needed to make and although I wish some things had been expanded on further, I am intrigued enough to read the prequel to this book and any others in this series to see what will happen with the characters next.