(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Considering that I’ve had some different experiences with young adult books, although I really wanted to read this, I was also a bit hesitant, due to many falling into the same category.
First of all… there wasn’t a love triangle involving Cara. Well, not exactly… but it was nice not to see a girl torn between two guys. Though I haven’t read the synopsis for the sequel, so for all I know, there could be a love triangle there.
I blame being absolutely shattered yesterday for the fact that I missed some very obvious clues about the identities of some of the characters. There was nothing wrong with the writing… it was very much more because I was missing all sorts of things. I liked Lance, Percy and Wyn as characters. It was interesting to see that Cara could see things when she touched one of the boys… though I didn’t actually clock the reason for some of those memories until much later and the explanation was one that I thought really worked well. The events towards the end of the book tied in really well to those at the start.
I liked Cara as a character and I could empathise with her really well. I had a lot of sympathy for her, due to her being treated as an outcast. It was nice to see her become friendly with Lance when he started treating her like a person and not a freak.
I found myself drawn really easily into the writing and I liked the fact that Cara didn’t just believe everything off the bat. Her exchanges with the voice inside her mind were really sweet and I liked the opportunity to get to know more of this version of the characters and the legend. I was also really happy to see there wasn’t love at first sight, even if there was some form of attraction.
This book did end on something of a cliffhanger, but it was good to see that a lot of the plot was resolved. I would be interested in reading the sequel to this book in the future… probably enough to purchase it when I have the money to do so.