(This review may contain spoilers).
I’d ideally give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
This book seemed to very much more mirror the story in the New Testament of the Bible, at least as far as the other world Thomas found himself in was concerned.
It was good to see the huge differences in Thomas’ two different realities and how he’d changed so much in the forest. I would have liked a bit more detail of the past fifteen years, as I didn’t really get to see much of Thomas’ relationship with Justin previously and it would have had more of an effect if I’d been shown some of their previous interactions with each other. I did really like Justin, though, especially by the end of the book.
I thought it was interesting that I didn’t really see any of Teeleh and his creatures in the world, only the humans. I would have liked some more details about how the Great Romance had been perverted, as there seemed to be two schools of thought about the relevance of it during the present time.
To be honest, I really felt that the side of the story that took place in Earth now was somewhat lacking in comparison to Elyon’s world. It was interesting to see more links between the two worlds, though. However, I would have liked some more details about exactly why each person had a ‘mirror’ in the other world.
I liked Rachelle quite a bit more in this book, but I especially liked the fact that there were so many characters who were strong and had a lot of depth to them. I was especially fond of Mikil by the end of the book, even if I had mixed feelings towards her throughout.
I really liked reading Justin’s interactions with everyone, but I especially enjoyed seeing how he treated Lucy. Those scenes made me feel quite emotional; and it all really came to a head during the scene right at the end of the book.
I did feel there were a lot of fast-moving scenes in this book and I was engaged really easily and thoroughly. I do have the third book in this series that I definitely intend to read at some point soon in the future, but currently, I think this book is my favourite.