(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found this book to be quite an entertaining, enjoyable read, even though I felt like I was missing a lot of background and there were times I forgot what the setting was supposed to be, due to too modern language being used at times.
I really liked seeing the friendship between Ada and Corinne. While the very first scene was a bit confusing at first, it quickly made sense and I liked seeing how resourceful the two girls were.
While I did think there was a bit too much in the way of information dumping, I did like learning about Ada’s and Corinne’s pasts and their relationships with their respective families. I also really liked seeing the different kinds of abilities the hemopaths had… and it was difficult to see them mistreated by society. I would, however, have liked to see more of the interactions between Corinne and her family… especially considering there were references made to tensions between her and her brother that weren’t actually shown.
I found Saint an interesting character, but I was disappointed not to see more conflicts generated by his relationship with James, considering the time period they were in. I did find both Madeleine and James to have more depth to them than it first appeared, though, and it was good to see that they really cared about each other, despite the fact their marriage was more one of convenience.
I did like both Charlie and Gabriel as characters, though I didn’t really like the romance between Charlie and Ada, as it wasn’t clear how things started between them or why they were attracted to each other. I felt Gabriel and Corinne were better written when it came to the romance, but even with them, I felt it took over the story quite a bit.
I would have liked to see more detail about the secondary characters, in particular Eva and her husband… and also the politics between the different clubs. This was an interesting world… but one which I felt needed more background shown. Even so, I would like to see more of the characters and world in the future.
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