It is really easy learning about Miranda, because we are discovering it with her, since she lost her memories. That made it much easier to find out things about her. The more we find out about Miranda's life, the more fascinating it all becomes. And then there are those little twists, that just throw everything you thought you knew off track, and keep you on your toes.
Miranda North has no idea who she is. She woke up on a random park bench, unsure who she was, why she was there, and what happened before that. She asks help from a cop, but when he starts getting snippy with her, she panics and the unthinkable happens. Suddenly the mall is filled with terrified people, even committing suicide, and Miranda has no idea what's going on. And in the middle of it all is a guy called Peter. He takes her in and Miranda learns that she was part of a group of four: her, Peter, Noah and Olive. They called themselves the Roses (umm... yeah... they need a better name). And then just as Miranda thinks she might be getting a hold on things, they are plunged into chaos. And Miranda also has to deal with a boyfriend she doesn't even remember...
Miranda was a great protagonist. She was independent, yet still femminine, she might have the capacity to wipe out a whole city, but she still had girl problems, and even though she had no idea what was happening around her, she didn't cry in a corner and wait for Prince Charming to come and save her, she faced the unknown with her head held high and learned to cope with it and make new memories instead of miss the old ones. Which is what I'd like to be like if I ever completely lost my memory.
From the start I knew Peter was going to be great. He was sweet, smart and compassionate, and just lend a hand to Miranda when she needed help. Although he was a great leader to their group, when it came to personal things he was kind of shy. I also liked Noah, even though he was sarcastic, and a bit arrogant. Noah was Miranda's boyfriend before she lost her memory. It was obvious how much he worried about Miranda and how upset he was that she couldn't remember him, even though it was his fault in the first place. I also like Olive, who seemed to be just like Miranda.
Arg! Love triangles are so difficult! It's really hard to decide between Noah or Peter. Both guys have their own reasons for being with Miranda, and they are both great in different ways (at least it's not like those love triangles where with one guy you're just like "ewww... don't you dare choose him!") Actually, scratch that, I've decided. I want her to be with Peter. It seems that Noah is really just grasping at the past, and not really seeing what the new Miranda is like.
I liked all the twists of the plot. They were unanticipated, for me, which was great. There was also a balanced mix between action, suspense and romance.
Krokos nailed the female voice on this one. Sometimes male authors don't quite get the narrating female voice right, which is really annoying. But with Krokos, it's like it was written by a female, Miranda's voice is so genuine.
This book is really great and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a fast paced interesting novel. I can't wait for False Sight!!!
- Balanced mix between action, suspense and romance
- Well defined characters that each have their pros and cons
- Authentic female voice