I almost don't even know where to begin with this review because there are SO MANY THINGS I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK. I am obsessed with this book, and I can't believe I did not discover this book sooner. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?
This book is about a seventeen (almost eighteen) year old girl named Jax who is on a mission to save her twin brother, Jace, who has been kidnapped by aliens called the E’rikon. To do this, she recruits the help of an E'rikon named Lir who was left behind by a ship. After she teams up with Lir, things start to get interesting. This book started off as just a rescue mission, but slowly builds into something much more complicated. The book had non-stop action, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out what was going to happen next. Theresa Kay is a wonder storyteller. The dialogue, story telling, and world building were spectacular. There was romance, humor, friendship, betrayals, mystery, and so much more. I could go on and on about how enamored I am with this book.
The main character, Jax, was phenomenal. She was such a well-developed character. Jax was strong, but had weakness that made her feel vulnerable sometimes. She was fiercely loyal and dedicated to the people she cared about, even when it seemed like there was no hope. Jax was also kind, but sarcastic and sassy. I really liked her character. She was a great heroine for this book.
"With an amused sparkle in his eye, he looks at me and smirks. "Are all humans this petulant or just you?"
I narrow my eyes. "Are all aliens this arrogant or just you?" Lir laughs. I don't."
Now, I get to talk about Lir. Lir was my favorite character. Of course, he was super attractive, but that wasn't all he had going for him. Lir was witty, loyal, protective, kind, and secretive.... he kept some things from Jax, but I never stopped loving him. Even when I wanted to hate him, I couldn't. He had me swooning so many times through out the book; I am surprised I didn't pass out while reading it.
The romance between Lir and Jax was perfectly developed through out the story. They didn't fall in love instantly. Their connection was formed over time, which made their relationship even better. There were some scenes that were heartwarmingly adorable between Lir and Jax. There were also some scenes that were smoking hot.
"He pulls back and gives me one more light peck before settling back onto the couch, his face red.
"Sorry," he mumbles. "I wasn't trying to take advantage."
"You're sorry for kissing me?"
The half smile turns almost into a grin and he raises one eyebrow. "Do you want me to be?"
"No. I want you to do it again."
This time I lean into him, wrap my hand around the back of his neck, and pull him to my mouth."
There were so many side characters that were great as well. Stella, Rym, Jace, and Flint were my favorites. I loved them so much; I just want them to all live happily ever after. What was great was that all of the characters in the book were unique, and multi-dimensional. Even the characters that I hated were interesting. Theresa Kay is just a wonderful author.
This book was spectacular. Nothing about this book upset me. I wish everyone would read this book so I could talk about it with them. There were so many twist and turns in this book; I seriously cannot wait until the sequel comes out. I NEED IT NOW.
5 / 5 Fangs
Cliffhanger: Not exactly, but pretty close to one.