My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really, really wanted to love this book. The premise was really interesting, and was ultimately what kept me going. The rest of it needed a little more work, though, I thought.
First of all, the characters all felt really bland to me. I felt like there were all these cookie cutters – the goodie two-shoes MC, her bad boy boyfriend, her skanky BFF. But then they never really filled out more than that, at least not for me. And because of that, I never really connected with the characters.
There was also the whole shadow versus light thing. This was a really interesting idea, and I loved it, but I felt like this, too, could have used a little more development than it actually got, especially since it ended up being such a hugely important part of the plot.
I did love the cliffhanger at the very end, and despite my reservations about this book, it’s got me interested to read the sequel. Also, call me a little biased, but I totally love that the book was set in Portland, which happens to be one of my favorite places.