Wow, The Other Side of Life was such a unique and fun read. I don't know about you, but I find a lot of YA books are just clones with names and places swapped. It was refreshing to read something so well thought out and different. You can tell the author made a point to make her work original.
The theme running through the book was technology and it's impact on our earth and society. I really felt it made an impact. I can see things progressing this way and it scares me. The characters were people I would love to hang out with, especially the elves Nin, Tavia, and Dresan. I hope we learn more about them in future books. One of the characters, Leticia (the protagonists best friend), fell a little flat for me. For some reason I just didn't get her.
The story was fun, exciting, and romantic. I look forward to reading the second in the series.