I have been craving a book like this for a long time and so this is one wild ride I'm so glad I had the opportunity to take. Aliens and action! Suspense and swoon! This book had a little bit of everything, and I think this is just the tip of the iceberg!
I loved the smart and sparky chemistry between Evie and Luc. I loved how (surprisingly) often this book made me smile, even as my mind raced to figure out what was going on, and my heart braced for the inevitable conflict. It's written in such a relatable way - the language and mannerisms of the characters felt so authentic, even as we're presented a world where aliens and humans cohabitate (and not always peacefully). It was a fun, interesting, and exciting read -- and one I think will appeal to young adults and adults alike.
As with the start of any new series, there's a lot of information packed into this book and it sometimes felt like a lot. That said, I didn't feel like it was unnecessarily long or drawn out. There's just a lot going on here, and there are a lot of necessary characters (who come with necessary information). The payoff is huge, and I found myself turning pages with more and more urgency as the book went on. It's a thrilling, exciting, and ultimately rewarding story. It left me with more questions than it answers which ultimately just means I am now left anxiously awaiting more from where this came from!
For those who have not read the Lux series - no worries! I am not caught up on that series, but I had not trouble keeping up with this one. Some references are made and some familiar faces are seen here, but overall this story stands well on its own and will not disappoint.