Arima’s life changes on the day of her 16th birthday. She finds out that she’s not quite who she thought she was and understandably, she’s just a tad bit upset about that.
I found this book a little difficult to read. I liked it, but found the author gave detailed descriptions of pretty EVERYTHING. Now, I get descriptions are to help the reader imagine how things are etc, but they bogged the story down for me and I found reading the book tedious. At least for the first half of the book.
The second half of the book, from where she meets Sabre, was almost like another author had taken over. Arima suddenly develops the use of swear words. Maybe Sabre was a bad influence on her :p The whole book seemed to just suddenly seemed to flow so much better. Which is a good thing because I hate putting books down unfinished and I was only a couple of pages away from doing so.
I can’t fault it for action, there is action pretty much throughout the whole book and it is fast paced.
It’s not a unique plot but it is a good one: Enemy kills off original good gals, new good gals are born as a very old prophecy proclaims. Enemy searches for new good gals to destroy them etc.
There are so many characters introduced, either briefly or in great detail depending on their role in the story. The more involved in the story, the better named the species are.
By the time I got to the last page, I was really enjoying the book. I can’t wait to read the remaining books in the series. I was originally going to rate this 3.5 Shamrocks but the last half of the book managed to claw it to 4 Shamrocks
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