Plot: Although the novel is well plotted, well paced, and sustains reader interest, it doesn't read like YA despite the age of the protagonist.
Prose: Lomas’s prose is solid and boasts excellent descriptions. However, the dual perspectives read as though they are written in the same voice.
Originality: Certain aspects of this novel's premise have appeared in other books, but they haven’t appeared all together as they do here. And the combination works, making this feel new and fresh.
Character Development: While Gabriel is well developed, Christine is inconsistent . She frequently reacts to what is happening—instead of making things happen herself. At times she feels like a heroine, but at others seems quite naive. And while the two aren't mutually exclusive, the way they are juxtaposed here can be distracting.
Date Submitted: June 23, 2017