I really like The Immortals series so was especially curious to see how the spin-off would work.
As you can probably guess it is written in first person narrative from Riley’s perspective. We already know quite a bit about Riley’s personality from The Immortals Series. However, her narrative voice is sometimes conflicting sounding far more grown-up than the twelve year old she is supposed to be. At times it was hard to reconcile the tone with the picture I had in my imagination.
Riley can be intensely annoying at times, the word brat definitely came to mind. Although Riley is very self-absorbed there is a sense of innocence and goodness about her despite her occasional ‘bitchy’ and judgemental attitude.
I really liked the storyline which was enthralling and intriguing. Absolutely suited to the Middle Grade category. The concepts were lovely to imagine; the afterlife, helping troubled souls cross over. In addition to the parallel presented with the place name and time (Here and Now) with the notion of living in the moment. The use of the name Bodhi and ensuing plot brought to mind images of Point Break and surfers.
On the whole, a quick and easy read with a nice storyline. I will certainly be reading the next book in the series.
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