Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It could use some refining, but I received an ARC, so many of these details may have been worked out in the final copy. My main issue was that instead of sounding like a teenager, Clio sounded like an adult trying to sound like a teenager. Other than those two issues, I had no problems with the writing. It was on par with the majority of my recent YA reads.
Very much enjoyed the story. This first book is a lot of exposition - It could have used more action, but I'm expecting to see that in the next book (which I certainly hope Ms. Workinger will send me a copy of!). Much of this story was an introduction to the characters, setting, and background. I particularly enjoyed reading the story of the secret experiment performed by a rogue military doctor. It gave the book a uniqueness that isn't always seen in the YA paranormal genre. I liked hearing that there was a scientific reason for the characters' abilities, not just that they were born with some super special something. Be prepared to suspend some disbelief, but it's a great short read. It kept me entertained on my flight from Dallas to Atlanta, even with a screaming child sitting directly behind me!
Posted by Julie G at 12:13 PM