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A world of meta humans exists alongside our own ...
on 2 January 2013
I was recently bought a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and this is one of the first books I downloaded; it was free so I thought I'd 'give it a go' and I'm glad I did.
Sienna is a strong female character with 'meta-human' powers. When abandoned by what could be described as an over-protective yet abusive mother she is thrust into a world that confuses her - who can she trust and who is out to use and abuse her powers?
One thing to note about this book is that it's definitely a page turner. I read it in less than a day in between housework, marking coursework and a shopping trip. Each moment I could read it I did. So in that sense I thought it was a great book.
In some senses however I found the main character flawed. We are consistently told how she hasn't had human contact, apart from her mother, for the majority of her life however she seems very adept at communicating with people; using humour, sarcasm and put-downs quite freely. Obviously she has learned a lot of this behaviour from the small amount of T.V. she is allowed to watch, but this doesn't quite explain how easily she adapts socially. There is a lack of naivety about her which I would expect (or at least a reason for her lack of naivety to be alluded to) in the novel.
That aside I enjoyed it and have promptly bought the next installment to see where it takes me.