Exceptionally creative, but...
...there were a couple of things that I couldn't quite see as being for the Young Adult targeted age group.
Reminiscent of Yargo
Yargo was a book written decades ago about a woman who gets transported to an alien world and ends up changing their world inadvertently and, yes, there's the love story angle also.
I just don't like fiction stories that are obvious in their agendas or preachiness.
...and inventive, to be sure, but I had a difficult time with the level of violence and ignorance portrayed; especially as this is a middle-grade read.
The author definitely has a flair for this type of genre, but just as I would get going, enjoying the story, I'd stumble over a sentence that didn't make sense.
Example: He wore a white-dusty surcoat open in two neared his black trousers and long boots."
Makes me laugh every time
This truly is one of my absolute favorite, never go without, must-have-in-my-library-always books.
...and with some editing could really be great.
Started losing me in Chapter One
Why? Because of the infantile dialogue and writing style plus a forced plot.
...I picked up the book to read because the covers of this series are well-done.
A Bit Confusing
Maybe it's the fact that there are four sections broken down into more lengthy sections to explain the characters from each dynamic and a fifth section to quickly summarize the previous book.
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