(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t read the first book in this series, but I still found this a really easy book to follow. Although there were quite a lot of different things going on in the story, I felt that the authors did a good job of exploring each different character arc.
I liked Syl a lot as a character, though I didn’t really like Ani. Even by the end of the book, I felt that Ani was a lot weaker than Syl was. I didn’t like how she interacted with the other Novices in the Sisterhood.
It was interesting to see the first book summarised in what was almost an article. I liked learning about the different powers that the Sisters had, even if I didn’t like many of them – though it would have been nice to see more of some of the actually ‘good’ characters.
I liked having the opportunity to see how things were going on Earth after the invasion and with the resistance. I was a bit disappointed to see that there didn’t seem to be that many of the good aliens.
I was a bit confused by how Syl fit in with everyone, but I liked the fact that she was intelligent enough to figure out how to try and get information from the Sisterhood. I would have liked to see a bit more of the lessons the lesser-Gifted students had, too.
I particularly liked the parts of the book with Paul and the rest of his team, though it seemed strange to me that the enemy would recruit those who fought against them. I did particularly like the hints of friendship between Peris and Paul. I also liked Tiray, to a certain extent… although I would have liked to learn a bit more about his character and motivations.
I would have liked to see more of the secondary characters, in particular Stephen and Alis and Thul and Rizzo. There were a couple of things in this book I saw coming, but others that did come as a surprise to me – and a surprise that actually made sense.
I would definitely like to see more of this world and the characters. I’d like to read the first book in the series at some point in the future.