(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
It took me a while to realise the previous book I’d read (Torment) actually took place after this book. Unfortunately, knowing more of the background didn’t really help me enjoy this book any more than the other one.
The constant switching between different POVs was really frustrating and made it nearly impossible for me to connect to any of the characters. I couldn’t really understand what was going on with Casey and I felt zero sympathy for her. The choices she made were awful and there was nothing to suggest she’d ever been a true friend.
The prologue at the beginning did help to answer a few questions, but the characters didn’t seem bothered about the danger they were in. I couldn’t picture anyone in my mind and I had no idea of what kind of relationship existed in the group as a whole. They didn’t really seem to care about each other… and there was very little detail about why certain characters (like Fuzz) couldn’t reveal what they knew. If the world was in such danger, ignorance seemed more like a curse.
The romantic aspects didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. For someone who was supposed to be in love… Reese just seemed really fickle. If I’d been able to connect emotionally with her, I would have been disappointed in her actions… as it was, I was just waiting for her poor decisions to get her and the rest of her friends killed.
There was little to no explanation about certain things, such as Harley’s abrupt appearance with the rest of his gang. Considering there was no description of any of the characters, all I had to go on were the names of them… and since there were so many ignored until needed for the plot, I spent most of the action scenes trying to figure out who was where and why they were there.
I was disappointed in this book and I felt there was a lot that could be improved. I would have liked to see more background and character development. I wanted to care about the characters… but that was hard to do when they didn’t even care about themselves or each other.