Author: Andrea Cremer
I'm thinking of starting the series soon, so I decided to read this first.
I like the way Andrea Cremer writes and, at the beginning, the narration of the story through Shay's PoV (who doesn't seem to be very well liked by some of the other readers and now I want to know why because he seems likable enough in this) pulled me in.
At some point, the story becomes too rushed and that kind of broke the spell I was in. This can be especially seen in the last part of it. I didn't feel a sense of urgency because of the immediate danger he was in or desperation, not even the shock he mentions while trying to get away.