Firstly, I really enjoyed the plot of this book, the author did a pretty good job of building the characters and drawing out the story in a way that the reader couldn't tell where the story was going (my favourite kind of story). I do think some of the main characters could have used a bit more development - sometimes I found myself surprised at the way a character was suddenly acting, because the behaviour didn't really fit with how the author had built the character so far. But all in all, I did enjoy the story - though I found the ending troubling.
Having been lucky to grab this lovely story free on my Kindle, I had only read the short Amazon product description before I downloaded it and so had no idea it was a Christian book. I grew up Catholic, but I have long since grown to be spiritual rather than religious because I just can't accept how much judgment of others there is in organised religions.
Unfortunately, I was very put off by the increasingly preachy and in your face religious aspects of the book. As so often happens with evangelical Christianity, the author tried so hard to convert me, the reader, to believing her own beliefs, that she only reaffirmed my opposition to organised religion.
I don't want to complain at length, I was lucky to get this book free on my Kindle and not only would it be obnoxious to complain about a free book, I also don't want to ignore the hard work the author put into this book. The core plot is a great story.
But please be warned, the preaching within the story will reach fever pitch by the end of the book and the author writes in quite a judgmental way, toward other religions and toward the characters in the book who don't fit the stringent Christian mould of behaviour...and the cult-like Christian ending was troubling and saddening to me, given where the author could have taken the story.