I suppose the formula here is the supernatural teen romance ala “Twilight”, but I think this book would be a complete turn off to most teens (or adults) that read it. The plot is strange without being appealing. The narration voice is a teenage girl who switches back and forth between very contrived and inauthentic teen lingo and saying things that wouldn’t mean much to anyone under 30; I found it very distracting.
The “love” story is weird. I never saw where the love came from—it came out of nowhere and made me feel like I missed something, 100 pages of story development maybe? …but sadly that was not the case. I also never understood why they were in love. The male love interest, Sin, is an abusive narcissist. Our damsel in distress, Dice, is obviously emotionally damaged to want him in the first place, although that baggage is never explained. Dice tells us on page one she has some sort of psychic ability masked as epilepsy…part of the story line, possibly? …no, it is never mentioned again other than one line of dialog where someone asks Dice if she is having a seizure. Okay.
To top it all off the names are all terribly irritating; names converted to monosyllabic monikers (i.e. Candice becomes Dice) that we are supposed to believe are cool or trendy…you tell me:
Dice, Sin, Pen, Doll, Con, Marsh, Gel, Crane, El and Em (really), Duck, Wick, Boz, No and Way (not making those two up, either)
Rarely have I read a book and could not find one positive thing to say about it. The best I could come up with for this one is the book cover is nice. I suffered through until the very end…hopefully so you won’t have to.