I love the way Casey writes! Eternity peaked my interest from the first chapter. I found myself wrapped up in the story line, anxious to get back to the story whenever I had to put the book down. Casey gives you enough of the back story to hook you, but keeps the intrigue in the story by always leaving that illusive element just out of your reach. This is a love/hate book. You love some characters and hate others. Just the kind of book I love to read, the kind where you stay up late reading because you don't want to put it down.
Organized religion is a large part of the story line, but not any religion we are already familiar with. This is a supernatural based religion, one that really does have power. Eternity is about seeing what's in front of you, but not seeing it. It's about conformity and resistance. It's a good book, and I am anxious to read the sequel.
This book picked up where book 1, "This Paper World" left off. In my opinion it was better than the first book. It kept me engaged practically the whole time. At times I couldn't put it down. There are a couple of new characters introduced and you will find yourself running a gambut of emotions from affection, hatred, skepticism,and a blossoming love. I won't tell you which emotions go with which character because that would spoil your own reading pleasure, and it definitely was a pleasure.
Again, Jim makes some frustrating choices that left me wanting to smack him upside his head, but that's what kept me coming back for more because I have faith that he will eventually redeem himself. I had to put the book down when I was 99% finished to wipe the tears out of my eyes. I love a book that brings me to tears, knowing that it has touched me at a deeper level of emotion than just a enjoyable read would, thus a great book in my opinion. I want to say so much more, but it really would spoil it for you, so my best advice is that if you enjoyed the first book you will love this one!
Now, how long until the next book comes out? I really, really can't get enough of this series!