I was a little confused in the beginning. There were too many details but not enough explanation but don’t give up on the book. Read on, it does get better. Once the story picks up there is no looking back. I got the book quite late for the tour and wasn’t really sure that I could do a review but once I started reading I was hooked. I needed to know what happened next and I need the next book in the series NOW!. Ahh……the ending. I have so many questions. Please Melissa, if you could send me the next book too I will be forever in your debt. I can’t stand not knowing!!! Okay, enough with my drama.
Let’s talk about the characters. I loved Ari. She is smart, self-less, caring, kickass, so in short, she’s awesome. I am a little picky when it comes to female protagonists. I generally hate them and the whole “damsel in distress” stuff just gets on my nerve. So it’s refreshing to read about girls that can fight for themselves. Ari cared about people, even strangers. She risked her life to save them. How can you not like her?
I thought that she made a brave choice when she decided to help Jackson and go against everything she believed in order to avoid a war that will just lead to destruction and loss of lives. I was really angry at Ari’s dad and Cybil. They were so arrogant that they refused to see reason. They are complex characters and hopefully in the next book we will see a softer side to them.
Jackson is an ancient. Humans are not allowed to see ancients but Ari sees him and it turns out that he needs her help to save humanity but for that she has to tell him secrets and lie to her father. Jackson was sweet, cute and totally swoon worthy. I think I have a crush on him.
He genuinely cared about Ari and I am a little ashamed to say that I doubted him a little but I guess that just proves how invested I was in the story.
I liked Lawrence too. He was a great friend and so was Gretchen. All the characters are well developed. I am excited to learn more about Zeus, who is the leader of the Ancients. I think he will quite a complex and interesting character.
The plot is different and unique. Though I did feel that the romance was rushed. Ari fell for Jackson too soon. I liked the story, the characters and the writing. I definitely recommend it. READ IT!!
“I am absolutely, mind-bendinglyin love with you. In every way. Every ounce of my body. My entire being…it belongs to you.”
He cradles my face with his hands and kisses me with such passion it takes my breath away. He pulls away and looks into my eyes. “ I’ve never been happier in my life than I am right now, here, with you.”
“There is a lot of gray between life and death. Life isn’t worth living if you aren’t with the ones you love.”
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