I have a confession to make. I’m not a big sci-fi lover. It’s a genre I rarely read. But… far be it for me to let a Voinov go by without getting my grabby little hands on it. Sci-fi or no Sci-fi.
I really loved this one. Voinov managed to pull me into his world, keep me intrigued, all without over sci-fi’ing me to death. Kudo’s on that.
One of the things I loved most about this one was the characters. Well written, fully fleshed out and intriguing. Damaged, rough around the edges and full of RAWR. All things I expect from Aleksandr Voinov’s characters. The MC, Kyle, is wonderful. But for me, it was Grimm all the way. The moment he appeared, he had me. As the book progress, he owned me. The secondary characters were just as wonderful, with Winter FTW.
I also loved Voinov’s take on the shifters. Silly me, I heard him talk shifters and thought… ‘Aleks is going to write weres’. As always, I don’t think far enough outside the box to keep up with what Voinov has in mind. The way he keeps me guessing is one of my favorite things about him. Weres… they were not. Fantabulous… they most definitely were.
But the thing I loved most about this one I think, was… it spoke to me. Maybe it was where I was at the time, maybe Voinov meant speak thru it; I don’t know. But by the end of the book I was reading messages in it that had me wanting to cry out “YES! This. THIS!”.
In a nutshell… another fabulous book by Aleksandr Voinov. That dude just never disappoints.