Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone
statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams
have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals.
The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . .
I'm a very character driven reader. And these characters just didn't do it for me. Instead of connecting with Liv, I spent a lot of time frustrated with her. She didn't stop to think, and I wanted to shake some sense into her! There wasn't much on the romance front, either. There were definitely hints at something that may unfold in future books in this series, though.
The dream sequences were so strange for me. I think it may have been the translation. I felt like I would have liked them if they had been described more concisely, but they were too vague for me. Or maybe that's all because of my lack of interest in this book.
A lot of people are fans of this author's other series, and I think that group will enjoy this book. But I'm not so sure that the masses will enjoy it. It could use a better translation with more attention to detail to make it really shine. That being said, this isn't a bad book. It just wasn't for me and became boring for me because of that.
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.