I really liked the book. I did not read the first book in the series, The Trouble with Spells, but I had no difficulty following the storyline. Vance and Portia have a special relationship that cannot be broken even through the toughest problems. I can see why everyone is raving about Vance. He is charming, handsome, confident, funny and such a bad boy. Vance's red eyes were terrifying as well as seductive and I wish I was Portia. There were twists and turns that had me guessing throughout the book. The ending was fantastic, unpredictable and a cliffhanger. I cannot wait to see what Lacey has in store for us in the next book of the series- Blood of the White Witch. Way to go Lacey! I have joined team Mangum and I am looking forward to reading the next book.
The plot was interesting and fast moving. The story was written in Presley's point of view and there were times in the book that confused me because I was unsure of what character was speaking/thinking at the time. Because of that, I did not get to know the other characters very well. There was a lot of mystery and romance throughout the book that kept me engaged and when I though I knew who the killer was, there was new twist introduced in the storyline. I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, mystery and looking for a summer read.
I have to sum the book up in one word "WOW!" but let me tell you why. The book grabbed me from the first page with vivid scenes, great characters and a little bit of Harry Potter in a futuristic way. I really liked Seckery, he was your typical 16-year-old boy who lived in a world where you had to fend for yourself to get by. The novel had multiple story-lines that was intermingled in a way that was not confusing.The author was able to make the characters real and believable with twists and turns that kept me engaged and interested.
Although, I did find a couple grammatical errors throughout the book, they did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. If you are a gamer, you will enjoy the book. The author has a vivid imagination and the way he described the virtual world of Friction intrigued me. I wish I could enter the world and play the game. This is a great YA novel and I look forward to book two in the series.
When I first started reading the book, I thought it was a children's book but is was full of complex characters who were numbers representing people living in Math City. Everyone of them had a personality that conflicted with each other. The author lives in a part of the world where there is conflict and a culture that is different from ours. The story line deals with topics such as politics, government and a life that is difficult in a way that is fun,clever and unique. I recommend the book to everyone who wants a little insight into a culture different then our own.