(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did think that this book was quite an intriguing idea. The cover definitely drew me in when I saw it the first time.
Although this book did contain one of my pet peeves (switching between first and third person), I did still find it really easy to read. I was drawn into the storyline and even though I did feel that Lena hit many of the cliches for characters in books I haven’t liked, I actually found myself liking her as a character. Plus, it was interesting to see how she coped with the situation she was in. I felt that some of her reactions, particularly by the end of the book, came across really well.
I especially liked Wilma as a character in this book. As the book went on and I had the opportunity to learn more about her, I found myself liking her even more. There were also other supporting characters I found easy to empathise with. I didn’t like Belva at all at first, but by the end of the book, I found that she was growing on me.
I liked the whole concept of the different dimensions in this book and how the energy was recycled. I was a bit confused by the whole Tainted thing, though. There were times when that came across as something that happened to the energy… and other times when it came across as something that was done to them.
There was one instance that made me a bit hesitant about reading this book – when Lena suddenly grew… well, more beautiful. That kind of put me off a bit, but then it did fade and things made a lot more sense.
I did find Zander an interesting character, even if I wasn’t sure I liked him all that much at first.
I think there were a few things I found somewhat confusing at first, but by the end of the book, I felt that the plot made more sense. It was good to see the motivations behind the actions of even the bad characters… although there were a few cringe-worthy scenes.
I found this book really easy and entertaining to read. At some point in the future, I would like to read the next book/s in this series.