This is the first in the Arcana Chronicles and I really enjoyed it. It is a dystopian novel, which is a little played out for me, BUT Kresley Cole comes at it in a new way. I didn’t enjoy the beginning honestly, it is a little slow getting into but once you get past the “Flash” and into the 4th chapter the book flies by and you won’t want to put it down!
The books tag line is interesting “She could save the world… or destroy it.” and the Characters are very fleshed out. Evie is very upbeat and determined to fix things in every way even after everything that happens has happened to her. I have never read a book with this type of plot before and I am VERY interested to see where it goes in this series.
Now one thing that bothered me a little was that the time changes a lot. Most of the book is basically Evie telling someone WHAT happened in the past few months, so you will start past tense and then all the sudden you are in Evie’s memory and present tense. It can be a little jarring and actually pull you out of the story sometimes.
All in all I’d give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and I am really looking forward to the next in the series.