Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous (Goodreads)
I got this book from NetGalley for review; it took me few days to read this book. When I saw this book ion NetGalley it sounded very interesting and good so I thought I give it a try. I have to say that I really did not know what to expect from this book and I have not read any reviews from other bloggers on this book. Book was alright for me, it could have been better but it was not bad.
I have to say that I found the book bit weird, just the way it was written and how the characters interacted with each other and situation around them. At first I did not know how to take this book, do I like do not like it? I don’t there was something about this book that I find hard to put down into wards. I think that it took me sever chapters to get used to the style of writing that the author is using. Also I found it hard to connect with characters, Kami Glass, Angela, Jared, Ash and Holly. I felt that the characters were too detached from the story, or author trying to make them detached from the story. Also the interaction between Kami and Jared was kind of cold and not very romantic, I thought it was going to be romantic since the description says that Kami is in love with a boy she talks to in her head and has never met before. But when they actually meat they are more strangers and cold toward each other which is not what I expected. Actually it was bit disappointing. Also there was no chemistry between the two or attraction. So I have a hard time seeing them in love. The way this book was written there were no indication that Kami is in love with this boy.
Another thing that bother me about this book is how sudden the POV changes from Kami to Jared. The POV change was to sudden and haw the time I ended up being confused because I would have to reread the paragraph because I was confused as to what was happening. The transition from one POV to next should have been smoother and more defined.
The magic system and how it works was not well explain, that is when we find what the big secret is. Even now that I have I have finished reading the book I am not sure how the magical system works. Personally I think that there was not enough background story on the magical system and Sorry-in-the Vail.
Overall this was a good story with a lot of potential but the author did not explore that potential to the fullest. I wish that there was more world and magical system build-up, character development. To tell you true Kami was not as an interesting character as I thought she would be. I have to say that I thought she was humorous and loved her sense of adventure and need to investigate mystery. I also liked the fact that author did not make Kami an outcast because she was bit strange. Or being bullied for difference. I will read book two when it comes out, I am interested to see what happens next. I give this book 3/5 STARS – Happy Reading.