I loved how the events unfolded in the story. We get to learn what is happening right along with Isla, only knowing what she knows or learns along the way. Because of this, you get sucked right into the story from the first pages. I liked the way the magic worked in the book. And the names the foxes had for human things made total sense. Like streets are called Deathways. Cars are Manglers. And forest areas are called Wildways. The personalities of the various characters were well written. It was easy to connect with them, and the world itself… Read more »
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
This book was given to me by a friend. It was an ARC, so some things may have changed in the final version. There are a lot of terms to get used to in this book. Things like ‘sessions’ instead of ‘years’, ‘light’ instead of ‘day’, ‘sliver’ instead of ‘minutes’. Once you figure out what they all mean, it’s easy to translate them in your head without thinking about it. Females seem to be looked down on by the males, when male characters talk to or about them, instead of using their name, a lot of time they tack… Read more »
There were a number of cringe-worthy moments in this book. There were also quite a few sweet ones, and you will want a box of tissues handy near the end. There are a number of mentions of under-age drinking, which bothered me. Olivia and Violet were well-written, full of interesting quirks and compelling to read. I think I liked Calla the most however, I’m not sure why, there was just something about her as a character that I liked. Lark and Eve seemed very glossed over, they weren’t mentioned enough to really have any idea what their personalities were… Read more »