Total Hours to Read: Just under 4
--Average pages per minute: 1.31
Sex/Romance: A little, yeah. (Heterosexual sex and romance, homosexual romance)
Thoughts: What a beautiful book. A very unique concept for the storyline, and the way it was told was so different but so appropriate. I read the entire book in a single day, but was a little slow in the reading because I kept getting interrupted for various (good) reasons. The story grabbed my attention immediately, and I had a hard time putting it down every time I had to step away. The story was gripping and left me nervous in the real world. The characters were all good, round, and fully realized, and for as many people as the book followed, each plotline was full, unique, and well developed. I never got lost. I loved the subtle trickery the author occasionally employed, and finished the book with a healthy desire for more and more answers. But a big part of the beauty was the absolute mystery of it all.
I have read Ms. Walker's previous book, "The Age of Miracles," and enjoyed it as well. In general I just love books that take a more adult look at apocalyptic situations (see: Station Eleven), and while this book isn't about a worldwide apocalypse, it is an earth-shattering event for the small town in which it is set.
In the end: 4 out of 5 stars. Enchanting, and I am now terrified of air.