Review: Overall, pretty good. Not The Selection series good, but good enough that if I’d had the next book on hand, I would have picked it up right away (instead, I ordered it and it will be here in a few days, and while I’m waiting, I put it on hold at my library).
I don’t want to be guilty of spoilers, so I’ll say this: I very much enjoyed the romance between Marguerite and “that guy”. I had read that there was a love triangle, but to be honest, it wasn’t a very compelling one. It seemed pretty clear to me from the onset who she had genuine feelings for. Somehow I suspect there will be some volleying back and forth in the following books, and I’m eager to see if it’s convincing (after Twilight I was so Team Edward and then after New Moon, I was SO Team Jacob, and then I went back to Team Edward eventually so…just sayin’). I like a little romantic tension.
In terms of the sci fi aspect, there have been a lot of complaints in other reviews, but I don’t think this was meant to be hardcore sci fi, and I don’t really care how accurate is because I didn’t pick up this book to learn something, I picked it up to enjoy myself. An element of time travel (er…dimensional travel) alone does not make a book sci fi. I don’t consider The Time Traveler’s Wife sci fi either and it has time travel. So, if you’re the kind of person who thinks every detail of a book that has a hint of sci fi has to be perfectly accurate or that every little thing has to be scientifically explained, then just don’t. Seriously. Just. Don’t.
If you like YA that is entertaining and fun, a little reality bending, with a strong dose of romance, and a hint of sci fi, then this is a good choice for you.