I’m losing sleep, because I can’t stop reading this! Love it, Michele!!!!
Posted by Leah K. on January 13, 2011, 9:14 AM MST at facebook.com
“My girlfriend got this book, let me read it and I must say it was a wonderful read. The dialog is outstanding, the characters memorable and the story fresh. I could not put this book down until I had read the whole of it. I am not only ordering it for myself but for my close friends. While I believe this book will attract young adults, anyone who remembers their years between childhood and becoming an adult will love it. Beyond this, the action in this book, the fighting, running, pursuing, are all full of the tension that makes a good read. The characters’ motivations are clear, understandable, and reasonable. The plays between the sisters and between the rivals for Kinter as well as for the Crystal are not only believable but anyone who has had siblings will recognize themselves while reading this book. If you remember your teenage years, the doubts and fears, the love/hate that goes on between siblings, the wanting to be who you are and not who others wish you to be, then this is a good read for you. If you liked The Clan of the Cave Bear for its detail, its ability to get you into the world of the story, you will most definitely like this book. The detail is rich and clear, the society painted with a fine brush, and the characters full and complete. I would recommend this as a high school reader because it has so many lines for discussion – the doubts of the main character, the rivals motativations, the contrast between the two societies, as well as how religion and law come into being…”
Posted by Rosie O. on January 10, 2011, 11:50 AM EST at barnesandnoble.com