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A horrific explosion levels part of the city and Camryn Kingfisher is the sole survivor.
Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he’s a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize.
In a race where the fabric of time and space is at stake, they must figure out who caused the explosion before the culprit comes back to finish Camryn―and her city―off for good.
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**I received an ARC of this – thank you so much to Page Street Publishing but it didn’t change my opinion at all**
There was nothing really wrong with this book, but I think a lot of things compiled together to make it a bit messy and cliche and something that I wasn’t vibing with. There were some good parts, but there were a lot of parts that I wasn’t feeling and it kind of put me in a slump since I didn’t want to pick it back up.
I have to say that I was really feeling the twists and turns. They were for sure my favorite thing of the novel. There was a big twist/reveal that happened about halfway through the story, and I vibed it hard. I thought it was super cool, and it was really the big thing that kept me going. Let’s just say, there are a lot more things going on then you realize and when you realize it, it becomes super cool and intriguing. I really didn’t count on it being a thing, and I loved the little twist that brought this book to another level for me.
The characters were okay? I mean, I didn’t hate them or anything. They just felt…like…Idk nothing? I mean, I really had nothing for Quint and I’m really grappling here, trying to think of something that could describe our main character and narrator, but I’ve got nothing. There was no traits that I could really pull out to describe them other than…strong? Mentally, emotionally, and more? That’s all I got.
Romance was eh. I thought for the longest time that we weren’t going to have a romance, and I was totally down with it, but it did pop its head up at the end that had me rolling my eyes. It felt a little forced and I was good with it not happening at all.
The plot had a pretty fast pace, and I was into it for parts. It got really intriguing and everything was always moving, but it did have parts where it would slow down and I wouldn’t want to pick it back up. There were also parts where it was so unbelievable that I was giving major side eye to it. Like, really, how cliched shady was this government agency really was? And like, how easy she was able to slip into said secret government agency??? Like, I can’t even sneak out of my own house, so how was she able to sneak into a top secret government agency with the random mysterious boy in her head’s help. And this part of the plot seemed way too cliched for me. I felt like I was watching a Bourne movie with a little sci-fi twist.
Overall, there wasn’t anything really terrible about this book, but it just really was lacking for me in certain parts. I thought the characters were okay, and I was HERE for the twists and turns that Hughes created, but overall, I wasn’t vibing this book too much. 2 crowns and a Cinderella rating!
What do you think? When was the last time you felt eh about a book? What the last time a book surprised you with twists and turns? Let’s discuss in the comments below!