This was a whim purchase for me, but one I am glad I made. The story was pretty engrossing (albeit pretty dark) although I'm not quite sure I liked the end of the book. Everything seemed a little rushed and uncertain. The characters were, in my mind, a little weak. No one really had any significant depth for easily the first half and when bad things started happening it was hard to care about any of them. They picked up though as the story went along. Certainly not the most hopeful book I've read lately, but well written and I hope to see the second.
Dear Rebecca, this was certainly a different story with an interesting character lead, Mitch, as he appears to be quite a nerd. I lowered the rating because of the sexual activity of the young people being morally destitute and the vivid description of the major Halloween party. I mostly enjoyed reading your story although it did drag at times. I recommend reading this book to adults only, teens would love for its moral decadence which approves of their sinful life style.
Interesting story about a boy in a magical boarding school. Yes, his name is Harry - but he hates that, and his "friends" tease him about it. And then Angel Girl transfers to their school, and everything changes. The story's flaws are the autor's obvious hatred of Christianity, despite literal angels being an important part of the plot, and her disdain for 'toxic masculinity', despite choosing to have a young man as the protagonist. It's still a good story, but rather offensive.
I got about 20% in and was just bored to tears. I can see the framework that Rebecca was trying to create, but the main character isn't all that sympathetic and the slow development of the plot and supporting characters finally caused enough ennui to set in that I just gave up.
Its not a bad book, but I couldn't get into the slow start
This book was well worth the wait. It's one of the better books I've read so far on my Kindle, purely because it's a good piece of NZ fiction, which I've yet to be fortunate enough to come across in the wild. The characters and their story is relates let and engaging, if a little fast paced at times. The systematic treatment of magic in this universe is intriguing, and I can't wait to read more.