The first installation in a promising series and I was lucky enough to win this via a Goodreads giveaway.
I could not put this book down! Even though the main character was Jessie I was very much in love with Pietr who was subtle and a bit ironic through the book. You could almost hear his accent as you read the dialog and I found myself picturing Daniel Cudmore (shameless. Can’t help it) while reading.
A couple things did irk me a bit. I was crazy obsessed with find out what happened during the Accident in June. So much so that the alluding to but no details revealed may have distracted me a bit from the plot.
Sarah the friend who is finally on the good path made me SO ANGRY! I didn’t have a valid reason until the end but I found myself wishing that the wolves would eat her. And the fact that Jessie pushed Pietr at her in spite of her own feelings nagged at me. How many teens do you know that would actually do that? Just let me say Jessie is a much better person than I would be should I find myself in her position.
I liked that he was Russian, that is a nice change of pace. But Cold War references.. it’s kind of like the Nazis, it is always the Nazis you know? Hopefully in the second book (which I am picking up as soon as payday rolls around)this is not the main focus.
I would like to see more of the family interaction in the sequel.