Published by: Simone Pulse
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Bought, hardcover
“It is the intent, not the word, that makes something harsh.”
I’m somewhat conflicted on how I feel… again. I’m not having the greatest reading month, apparently. This was a great book to read during October though. It had a great paranormal feel to it with some great spook factors. It seems a little too predictable for my liking. The “mystery” behind why kids were disappearing seemed like a huge cop-out. It wasn’t explained very well. It would have been kind of cool to have a longer book to have more crazy stuff happen after you find out why kids are disappearing. It would have been a little more interesting than “this is why they’re gone, goodbye, the end”.
Kendall, the main character, has OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I thought the author did a fantastic job at explaining the reality of living with true OCD. It wasn’t brushed aside. Instead, Lisa incorporated it into the story and I really loved that.However, Kendall wasn’t my favorite character in the book. She get’s angry really fast. That got old after awhile.
I loved Marlena and Jacian. They were great characters. This book also has a fantastic romance. It wasn’t the center theme of the book and there wasn’t any insta-love which was fantastic. It was a slow burning romance, a romance I found myself rooting for towards the end of the story. This isn’t about the characters, but I loved how the book was written in 3rd person. It was interesting seeing the characters from a different view point.
Lastly, the ending felt a little too rushed for my liking. I feel like nothing was explained very well. Everything happened so fast and then it was over. I didn’t have time to process anything. I didn’t have time to feel anything but the book was over. I’d still recommend it if you want to read it, though!