Author: Belinda Crawford
Reviewer: Crystal Crichlow
Rating: 3 stars
What drew me into reading this book was the cover. It helped me to picture the main character and also showed that the story took place somewhere out there in the universe.
The story takes place on a planet called Jorn, where people live in cloud cities. (I loved this idea by the way) The main character, Hero, is basically a prisoner in her own home because of her mother who only keeps her locked up because she’s “special,” a term that annoyed Hero and fueled her character development. Hero, plagued by voices, finally convinces her mother to give her some morsel of freedom, which leads to a host of strange characters and Hero running for her life.
Unfortunately, the book feels like it’s missing something and even now I can’t figure out what that something is. I had a hard time picturing the main character in my mind even with the book cover. The dialogue is a bit confusing at times and hard to follow. The characters are hard to relate to and I didn’t understand the whole bit with the creatures. To me it seems like they were just thrown in there to give the book a scientific boost.
I love stories that take place in other worlds, but this one left a bitter-sweet taste in my mouth.