The book centers around Ariel, a young girl that lives in what seems to be a foster home, who doesn’t really fit in and is pretty much a loner. She has dreams that make her think she’s a little crazy. Three new students start at her school that somehow all want her attention. There are small references throughout the book about religion so it was pretty clear what the book would be about without knowing ahead of time.
“I wonder, if I was to line them up on one side of the table and put her in the middle, would they all look like the scene from the ‘Last Supper’, where Jesus Christ is in the middle with his disciples hanging on his every word?”
It wasn’t my favorite book, there were a lot of issues that I had with the character. She seemed to be overly flawed with her backstory but when it came to it she was able to do pretty much anything without any struggles. It was overly descriptive which I’m not a huge fan of personally. I think it distracts from the characters and the plot when you spent three paragraphs describing a room.
The action wasn’t bad, but the ending was very anticlimactic. I know this is a series so I would believe that things greatly pick up in the next book. The character is torn between two men and I couldn’t really get into the idea of her picking either one. So her declaration for one was a bit of a shocker to be honest.
“You are born with the ability to see a lot more of this world, to see beyond your reality.”
Having said all that, I think it’s a good start, there is a great lore to this book. There is a lot that we still don’t know about the world that Ariel is shoved into and I think that as a first novel it’s not bad at all. I think everyone likes what they like, so I don’t want to say that this is something to be written off at all. There are some fine points in the book and even moments where I was rooting for characters. If you like Young Adult, Fantasy then this is worth a gander even if it wasn’t something that I personally loved.
Reviewed By: Chasity