(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read a few other books by this author, I finally got round to reading this one.
I thought that this was quite an interesting idea and I liked the fact it had a bit of a link-in to Season of the Witch. While I did get a bit confused with the constant POV switching, it was interesting to see how Eloise and Jack related to each other. I would have liked to see a bit more of Jungles’ character, though, since he didn’t seem to have much of a life outside of when Eloise needed him. Even though he did put in an appearance and helped out towards the end, I would have liked to see a bit more development with him.
It was really interesting to see the hints of Eloise’s original personality, but it would have been good to get to know her more through the other people who knew her. Even Daniel’s and Francis’ conversations about her didn’t really reveal a lot… though I did think it was interesting to see Daniel suffering from something so ironic.
I did think it was good to see some parts of the past, but it was a bit confusing to have those parts written in first person. I did find myself getting a bit thrown during the plot, though. While Eloise was in danger, there wasn’t a whole lot of action happening with that, at least until the end.
I would have liked to see a bit more in the way of the interactions between the characters. Jack and Eloise’s relationship was glossed over in parts and I would have liked to see the conversation between them when Jack tells Eloise the truth.
I really did like the descriptions of the free-running and I would have liked to see Jack doing it a bit more. I did also find some of the things said by one of the other characters to be a bit weird and it would have been good to see exactly why the other person had so many problems with Eloise.
I thought the scientific aspects were really interesting and I did find the book really entertaining and easy to read. I definitely hope to read more books by this author in the near future.