So, let me start by saying that I have read a few books by Ms. Jessica Sorensen and I didn’t give them the best ratings, maybe two’s and three’s. I can be picky when it comes to the type of books I like to read, so why did I give this one a five?
I enjoyed the writing. It flowed really nicely. I wasn’t confused at any point in the book. The characters didn’t annoy me, not one bit. I really liked Lyric, who was just a wonderfully sweet person, even though she didn’t seem like the typical teen, I would love to know her and I am sure she must exist out there somewhere. Even Ayden was pretty awesome and it was easy to connect with him, even though he was someone who suffered greatly in his life.
I like the small element of mystery, where we don’t know quite what happened in Ayden’s past, but through lyrics, we are given a little hint of what he has suffered through. As the book progresses, we are given little pieces of information, which was done in a tasteful way.
The only thing I am tossed on is the age of the main characters in the book. From sixteen to seventeen. I completely understand why they needed to be this age and I know kids are having sexual contact at much younger ages, but it was awkward for me to read about it, I guess. I mean, I am no stranger to sexual situations in books, but I feel dirty reading about adolescents participating in anything involving sexuality. Although this book did not involve sex per say, there was clothes-on action and some talk of sexual things.
I am looking forward to reading more of this series…and I am definitely proof that you shouldn’t give up on an author just because you were unsatisfied with a few of their works. All stories are different no matter who their author is.