(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found this book to be a really intriguing read. It drew me in faster than I was expecting it to and I found myself really caring about the characters.
I was really confused by the different characters at first, but as they came together on the ranch, it became quite clear how they all fit together. I didn’t actually like Amethyst in this book, I have to say. I liked Clark and the odd mix of being polite, but also quite crude at times, that he demonstrated.
I liked Garth and Georgette as characters. I’d thought they were too good to be true at first, but as the book went on, I thought they were both really sincere people. I also thought that Jeremiah and Zachariah’s reactions to suddenly having a new brother came across really well. I did feel sympathy for them, even though it wasn’t Clark’s fault what was going on.
The ability Clark had in regards to the dead was really interesting, but I was a bit confused by how it worked for quite a while. His interactions with Eric were really good to read and there were a lot of parts to the book that were quite emotional to read.
The setting of this book came across really well. There were some more details that I felt could have been expanded upon, but it was pretty intriguing to read about the different types of technology that was in this world.
There were parts of the book where Amethyst seemed to mature somewhat as a character, but those changes didn’t seem to stick, especially with Joseph’s appearance. I thought that Amethyst was really quite shallow and she didn’t grow in the way she should have done by the end. How things went with her and Clark was a bit disappointing, given her apparent lack of growing up. In many ways, I think the romance could have been left out… or used as more of a side part of the story.
I was intrigued enough by this book to want to read the next book/s in the series. It would be good to see more of the characters and the world.