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“Being a huge fan of Kelley's Darkest Powers series I dove into this with high expectations. It was every bit as amazing as I thought and hoped it would be.
The thing with this book, which many YA books lack these days, is that the characters felt mature. They did feel older than they were, which was a plus. Could it be that Kelley writes more adult than YA? Anyway, I am beyond pleased. Every character is interesting and fleshed out, not just excisting as the "funky, witty BFF" or the "bitchy, totally gorgeous Queen Bee" who only excist to make the narrator look better. There's an actual story around them, why they act the way they do. Yet there's a ton of room for further explanation in future books. Refreshing!
The story itself is a mystery. Anyone who read Darkest Powers know about the Edison group and the subjects which means we are all one step ahead of Maya and her friends - yet there is so much we don't know! I for one adore a good mystery which is what this is. Yes, it does move slowly at times but that only adds to the build-up.
The love story is believeable, and while I do not like Rafe that much, I did like Daniel. Maybe this won't turn into a love triangle but I honestly hope it does, because the characters are all so wonderful. And Daniel? Sa-wooon. I thought I saw some hints that he and Maya might become something more than just friends (like when they were trapped in the closet - oh my, can you say sexual tension!) but you never know.
Anyhow a good, solid, exciting read. I cannot wait for the next one! ”
Sofia S wrote this review Friday, April 15, 2011.