I need to start with this: Momentum is awesome. It's going down on my list of favorites. It's so, so good. I can't wait to read it again.
But I'm having a hard time recommending it.
I'm trying, but I don't know if I can honestly say "go and read this book you guys!" This is one of those approach-with-caution kind of books. It's kind of like reading The Matrix. You either love it, or the thought of it makes you snort.
Momentum starts out almost too hard. I always give a book at least a hundred pages before I start passing judgement, but I thought about giving up on this one in the first chapter. I just didn't understand.
'So if you do choose to read Momentum, step one is to make sure you study a good blurb. Make a mental note that this book does not take place in the US, so there's cultural differences to take into account (but it's also super fun because all the characters have accents). And read the stinkin' note at the beginning that explains that little Chinese character! It would have made my life so much easier.
The next step is to stick around until the middle of chapter three. This is the clicking point. I may or may not have literally facepalmed and went "duh! This is amazing!" and then finished reading with record speed. It hits its stride really well, and even though things aren't completely clear, you definitely want to stick around for more.
Things get easier from there. Chapter nine clears things up and leaves almost no doubt in your mind, and then chapter thirteen brings everything out into the light. It's a fantastic ride from there on out. I laughed, I cried. I cried hard, actually.
One downer of this book is the cursing. It isn't frequent and it isn't appalling, but there's just enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth. Consider yourself forewarned, continue at your own risk.
This was my first Saci Lloyd book, and let me tell you, the woman can write a character. Momentum is written from the point of view of all the characters, and it hops back and forth between them with no apparent pattern and absolutely no warning. There is no scientific way my brain can handle something like this, but somehow I got it. It's like magic or something.
Each character is so specific and distinct, it feels like she doesn't even have to tell us their names before we know it's them narrating. I could feel what they were feeling, I could sense the logic they understood, I knew why they made the decisions they made. I connected with them, sympathized really deeply. The author did an amazing job.
Also, Hunter is an absolute book babe. Just saying.
That's my two cents. I'm leaving it up to you. But if you do choose to go for the whole thing, I promise it's a treat you'll be happy you stuck around for.