I received this book for free from BookSparks as part of their YA Winter Reading Challenge.
This was my second book by K.K. Perez and I loved it. I had previously read her other book, Sweet Black Waves, and fell in love with it, so I was eager to read this one.
I don’t typically read sci-fi so this was a bit out of comfort zone, but I still enjoyed it. I actually really liked the science aspects. It was very interesting and I liked how alchemy was also incorporated.
I assume this is the first book in a series so a lot of the book was setup. It did take a bit for it all to come together but that’s a good thing. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the sci-fi aspects if all the info just gets thrown at you, so I was appreciative of how it slowly came together.
I loved the main character, Lucy. I liked how independent and critical she was. She doesn’t easily follow and believe what people tell her and is skeptical about the world she is discovering. I found that to be so refreshing.
But that ending. Wow. K. K. Perez sure knows how to pull off plot twists. She did this in Sweet Black Waves too. She knows how to really get you at the end and make you crave the next book ASAP!
Lastly, I have this habit when reading books of noting descriptions of libraries and this book had a magnificent description of one on page 195-196. It was at the center of the house and had spiral staircases. #LibraryGoals
Overall, this was an intriguing sci-fi novel that is a great start to a new series.
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