(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I have seen a lot of young adult books. When I saw the cover of this book and read the blurb, I was really intrigued by it, so I was happy to have the opportunity to read this.
I found Kate an interesting character, even though I wasn’t sure why even her own teammates hated her. It almost seemed to the point that it was just to give her a tragic background… nothing to keep her in the town when she was given the option to leave.
Despite that, I did like Kate as a character. She came across as a strong lead and I liked her specific abilities. There were a lot of times I really did feel for her through the book.
I would have much preferred the book to stay in first person. The parts with Jonah in were really confusing, especially since it kept switching between the past and present in those chapters and I didn’t really know what was going on with him. Even at the end, I had some answers… but they raised more questions.
I liked Kate’s relationship with Andrew when they met for the first time, even though his personality later on contradicted how he acted when she met him for the first time. It was nice to see that he was so protective of her and turned out to be a person she could actually trust. It was also good to see that, when she moved, people treated her better… but she didn’t shoot immediately to most popular girl in the school or anything like that.
I was less keen on the romance. I did like Brandon as a character (even if he made me roll my eyes at times), but I felt that Zack came on far too strong and it was something I didn’t feel that comfortable reading about. I think the romance should have taken a backseat, considering how much else Kate had to deal with during the course of the book.
The book did end on something of a cliffhanger and it would be good to get more answers in the next book. This was easy and quick to read and I did enjoy it. There was a lot of action in this and the plot was intriguing enough to keep me reading throughout.