Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: October 2015
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
The blurb of this book was one that immediately made me want to read this book, so when I had the opportunity to do so, I immediately found myself drawn into the plot. I found Lola to be an interesting character to learn about… but I would have liked more details about her mother, especially with the theory that was suggested later on in the book.
I thought it was interesting to see how easily Lola fit into the past. I did, however, feel that the relationship between her and Peter grew a bit too fast. I liked both her and Peter as characters, but I would have liked to see their romance develop a bit slower and more naturally.
I thought that Whoopsie was a really intriguing character and it was nice to see her friendship grow with Lola. I did think that there was a lot that was glossed over when it shouldn’t have been in the book, though, and I would have liked to see it expanded.
I felt that quite a few of the secondary characters weren’t really developed as well as they could have been. I really didn’t like Danielle… and I thought that the police and social worker listening to her towards the end of the book was extremely unprofessional of Mrs. Hershey. I was, however, left with the feeling that all of this was in Lola’s head for a lot of the book… and I thought the reports of her behaviour added an interesting dimension to the storyline.
I liked the old woman Lola seemed to become friends with, though there was a bit of head-hopping in the POV that made the book a bit more difficult to read at times. I did also think that Lola’s ‘instinctual voice’ seemed a bit odd and didn’t really fit in with the rest of the plot.
I did like the ending of this book, though there were a few questions that were left unanswered and I didn’t really understand what all the rules were. Even so, I did find this really easy to read and I would be interested in reading more books by this author in the future.