Author: Lori M. Lee
Published: August 5th 2014 by Skyscape
Genre: Science Fiction | Young Adult | Fantasy
Rating: 3/5 stars
“In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.” ~ Goodreads
The book cover is really pretty. It’s nice and elegant.
I enjoyed this book but there was more potential to this book. There’s no real build up to the book, no plot twists and no very dramatic climax. The book was slow. I wish there the book had been more dramatic and more fast paced.
The characters were good. I enjoyed getting to know Kai and Avan. But there could have been more about them. I loved how Kai was strong yet she had her moments that really showed her age.
The romance in the book is very little which is great. In some other books I’ve read (*cough* the hunger games *cough*), romance is kind of a big part of the book despite the fact the main characters are in a grave/serious situation. Like how do they have the time/energy to worry about which boy do I like or which boy like me? Kai does have romantic feeling which are brought up but it’s a tiny part of the book. Her situation isn’t as grave as the other books. So, for me, even that small bit of romance was okay.
The first person pov of view kinda surprised me but I liked it for this book. It wasn’t horrible done with too many I’s. The writing style is really nice. I enjoyed it. It flowed nicely.
All in all, it was an okay book but I think I might read the next book.
On a side note, I’m trying out a new styling for the post. What do you guys think?