(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I felt that the blurb of this book was a really intriguing one and when I received my copy, I was drawn to the front cover. The illustration at the front of the book was really nice, too. I thought it was nicely coloured and the artwork was pretty.
I did find myself quite lost in the book, though. I kept being thrown into different characters’ heads, so I couldn’t really get to know any of the characters properly. I did find it interesting how the children were implanted into their mothers, but I didn’t get enough of a background as to what was going on. It was intriguing to see the different angels with the children, but I had no idea who any of them were. I thought at first they were just special children… but it was hinted at that they were reincarnations of… well, I’m not really sure what.
I would have liked to see a bit more about the setting of the story. It hinted that the book was set in Egypt and I did find the use of the Sphinx really interesting. The children didn’t really seem to be held back, though, since they could do everything as if they were adults already.
I would have liked quite a bit more detail about what was going on – and not each chapter written from a different POV, since the chapters were so short, I couldn’t get into a character’s head before I was being thrown into another’s.
The book was good for being thrown straight into the action, but it’s not that clear about what exactly’s happening and what the mothers are trying to do. I think this book could be expanded to be a bit longer and more detailed, as well as only focusing on one or perhaps two main characters. The Sphinx was an intriguing aspect, but I couldn’t see any true danger with Aurora facing off against it.