Publication Date: October 7th, 2010
Hodder Children’s Books
Format: Paperback, 372 pages
**DID NOT FINISH**
The beautiful cover did me in – again. So much so that I’ve bought the second book without knowing how the first one would turn out.
There wasn’t much character development and as a result, the characters felt inanimate – robotic, almost. Also, the relationship between Jane and Evan happened in a whiplash-inducing manner, something that I’m not a big fan of. Jane was caught in the middle between Evan and Luca and yet I didn’t see any instances where she vacillated between the two. She’s the type of girl who just goes with the flow. If she’s with Evan, then Luca doesn’t enter her mind and the same goes if she’s with Luca. The good thing about it is that the love triangle didn’t make me want to facepunch someone; actually, it didn’t make me feel anything at all. And really, that’s the root of the problem. This book couldn’t induce any sort of feelings from me.
There were some elements of this book that suffered greatly. Like the lack of background information on how Luca was supposedly connected to Jane; that she’s his half and vice versa. Ultimately, the book failed to hook me into its pages that regretfully, I had to give up reading.