When I first read the book excerpt, followed by the sneak peak that Amazon gives you, I was so intrigued! (Of course I waited until its sequel was launched, just to be sure I wouldn’t go on any rampage if I loved it too much!)
And when I started reading, I was so into everything! The whole new world Aileen Erin created, the abilities Cypher possessed, her history with Knight, and how it might be his Emma or not… Swooning all over that book, I was, yeeess….
The author can create a story amazingly! Plus the world she sketched was tough, insane and intriguing! Shadow Ravens were saviors, Reds were hunted, the Seligo were the masterminds and the Helixes the troopers.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for great detail and world building… *smiles sheepishly*
Then, when the two protagonists finally meet, it’s like a bang against a wall. Cypher turnes from this awesome, ‘I can take on the world’-chick, into a lovestruck softy, who couldn’t live without her man… Seriously?!?!?
And Knight… don’t even get me started! Come on, I got that Emma saved him when he was a child, but that was an obsession he had going on the whole time. I swear, some times, his excuse was really flimsy and the context for it was, well,… misplaced (Yeah, my reasoning isn’t that convincing, but just read the book, and see how flustered you get!)
Then, toward the end, Cypher finally got along with her powers, and managed to get her head out her pants long enough to do some serious damage to her uncle and the Seligo, yey!
I think the romance that Erin wanted to create between these two was rushed, and maybe a little forced. Maybe she should have concentrated more on the action, and let the romance build up slowly, even save some for the next installment? But, hey, that’s just one girl’s opinion! I would have loved to see more on what she can do with her powers, or how she gets to control them. Heck, I would have been happier if the climax was a little more detailed, not just ‘Oh no, they attacked Knight! Take that! (A big blast takes place) And all of a sudden, the world is safe again!”
All in all, it was a good read, but I’m still wondering whether or not to buy the sequel… If it’s going to be the same sappy stuff, only with different protagonists, then I’ll pass…
By the way, I’m not putting up quotes this time because, honestly, I couldn’t find a snarky, well placed line that had either my heart, my mind or my laughter anywhere, and that’s saying a lot! I’m a total quote-loving maniac!