Cracked by Eliza Crewe
November 5th 2013
by Strange Chemistry]
Give me some more of that kind of young adult. Meda has a completely
unique voice and its consistent throughout. She's just got the best
inner dialogue and it hooked on it from page one with a deliciously dark
opening scene that just promised this was going to be a good one.
Oh. And it was.
The supporting characters are likable too, I didn't find myself
overly annoyed with anyone (though I did brace myself, I thought
initially when Jo was introduced it was going to be another
love triangle with the book constantly bashing the "other girl". But no
such thing occurred and I am grateful.) Actually, the fact that there is
no element of romance for the main character made me like it more
(though if there was a sequel, I would not mind some Meda/Armand, for
suuuuure. Sign me up).
It is a bit predictable though, once things get going. Because... you
know what she's going to choose. What else would she choose? You just know.
So I would not call this book surprising, but come on, it's enjoyable,
well written, and its not following the same trampled path of every YA
author out there.
Give it a go!