I was very happy to receive this ebook from the author for review!! I do love dystopian fantasy books and this one certainly fit that category. The beginning was a little slow and I didn't know where the author was going, but that became what I loved about it! The story unfolded chapter by chapter and I really enjoyed the alternating perspectives, revealing a little bit of the puzzle at a time. The competent, strong, leading female character does seem to be a current trend and I say... it is about time! Both main characters were well developed and complicated. The slow evolution of the story kept me reading because I couldn't wait to find out more! Let me clarify...the story revealed itself slowly, but the action kept the book moving along and interesting.
I found that I had to get used to the idea of living underground and, probably because I had no frame of reference, had a hard time imagining what the world would look like. But, the descriptions of the caves and the cities and the lighting helped me create the images to follow the story. The action was GREAT and there is Tristan and Adele's mysterious connection! That's good stuff!
I can't wait to find out what happens and thanks again David for giving me the opportunity to read it!