I love Allie. She is a strong female lead who isn't perfect. Even though she lives in a world where fantasy and reality is blurred, she is a realistic character. Super strong some moments, unsure and vulnerable the next.
Melissa A. Craven is fantastic at world building and creating strong origin stories for her characters. While at times it did slow the pace of the action, I liked learning more about where the characters came from and what helped shaped the way they are now. I can't help but feel that somehow this stories will connect to an even bigger picture. It also helped vary the pacing of the novel. There are some plot twists and the story moves quickly, the origin stories within the story helped me slow down and fully understand the world Allie finds herself in.
This is one Indie book that should be on every YA shelf. Pick it up and pick up the second book as soon as you can. It is a fun read and it won't disappoint.
A book you can't put down