Pushing past the way they find out that the strange man is a pixie, the story is pretty good. However, at times, it reminded me very much of the Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer. So, this aspect did not satisfy my wants for a new, original story line. I know that it is not exactly the same, but it felt very familiar. Pixies instead of vampires, were-people, and a damsel in distress.
The story also did not have many surprises that I didn’t see coming. I pretty much predicted everything that was meant to surprise the reader. I did not like this. I like to be surprised!
Characters: The characters are pretty good. Zara, Nick, Issie, and Devyn are all likeable characters. It is easy to get into Zara’s story and connect with what she is going through. I like that Jones gives the reader a quirk of Zara’s right off the bat so that we can get to know who she is. She is obsessed with phobias, which is kind of weird, but that’s okay…I like weird ;)Writing: I felt the writing quality was pretty weak. Immature writing style…I would have thought this was Jones’ debut novel, but shockingly it’s not! There are also A LOT of writing errors (spelling, grammar, typos maybe). I understand that no one is perfect, and I don’t expect them to be. I wouldn’t normally bring this up because everyone makes mistakes. But, there is probably an average of one mistake per chapter (this is an estimation, of course). Not cool.
Uniqueness: As I mentioned above, I don’t think this story was very original. It had unique moments, but mostly I felt as though I was reading an adaptation of Twilight.
Overall Opinion: I enjoyed this book. It kept my interest and I will read the other three books of the series. I just wish it was more original and had better writing quality. I would recommend this book to anyone who liked the Twilight series, as it has similar qualities. However, I do not have any interest in re-reading this book.
Aaaand…the verdict is…..