I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
This is Eliza Nolan first ever novel and I say she did a pretty good job with it. Nowadays I don’t really like the YA books, it’s getting harder for me to connect with the characters but I liked this story well enough.
The book itself is not too long and after the first couple of chapters it became really fast spaced, maybe even a bit too much so. The storyline is quite exciting but also really well balanced. I mean there is just enough supernatural problems and everyday teenage stuff in it to not overwhelm the one or the other. Plus the plot has a really interesting base and origin. I also really liked that the whole plot is wrote, structured is a way that the situations and the dialogues felt honest and realistic. However the world building is a bit lacking. The author left quite a few things unexplained.
The writing style is easy to read, airy and creative. I see good things for her in the future.
Julia, the main character is clever, resourceful and has a good worldview. Finally a teenage girl who isn’t stereotyped. She doesn’t overdramatize or live in a dream world. She is realistic. Her character is a breath of fresh air after the numerous bubbly one. I liked her.
Unfortunately, the other characters deeper personality is not revealed, they kind of stay in the shadows. I liked to get to know more about them. Well, maybe in the next book.