How did you experience the book? Were you immediately drawn into the story--or did it take you a while?
The draw-in factor appears gentle in the beginning but after the first 10 pages or so, you are completely sucked into Kai Emery's world.
Do you find the characters convincing? Are they believable? Compelling? Are they fully developed as complex, emotional human beings--or are they one-dimensional?
Very convincing. Each and every single character was constructed and developed perfectly. Kai's abilities are fictional but his conflicts are real. I needed more time to absorb Sienna's character. Was she superficial? Should her character have been more simple? Still thinking.
What motivates a given character’s actions? Do you think those actions are justified or ethical?
Emotions played a big, big part in this. I don't think any of the characters were unethical although I would have liked for Kai to be a little less 'wavering'. I felt he was strong in so many ways and then wavered over simple decisions when he could have put his foot down.
Do any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? If so, in what way?
Obviously, this is Kai. He rises from a soul-searching loner to be the ultimate hero.
Consider the ending. Did you expect it or were you surprised? Was it manipulative? Was it forced? Was it neatly wrapped up? Or was the story unresolved?
I think I was disappointed that this book ended. This is one of those books you just want to keep reading because you're wrapped up in the story. Can't wait for book number 2.
Disclosure - I received a complimentary copy from the author which did not affect my honest opinion.