That cliffhanger! I should have realized before I started reading it, it very clearly says Part One on the cover, but Cover-Lust is real and I couldn’t wait.
Balance reminds me of Twilight quite a bit. I’m not exactly sure what it is that makes me draw that comparison. Is it the mousy, inexperienced girl? The inexplicable attraction? The relationship between a rich and powerful male and a very breakable human girl? I love Twilight, so this isn’t a problem for me.
My only complaints are pretty minor. The “good side” doesn’t seem very fleshed out to me. I found the good side to feel a bit “clunky” and I didn’t really connect with them (except for Murray). I’m pretty sure that they’ll be more developed in the next book, so I’m not too worried about it. Also, I’m a bit scared of the dad. Scared enough that I had to stop reading and finish it during daylight hours.
All the being said, I found this to be a solid start to a new series. The good/evil thing is very intriguing and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.