A warrior heroine with a caring heart, stalwart friends, an edgy futurist subtext and the suggestion of a possible sequel make this a thrilling sci-fi adventure. Imaginative and riveting.
Action-seeking readers should enjoy the many revelations, twists, and hand-to-claw battle sequences, and fierce, take-charge Aluna is the kind of heroine who is easy to get behind. An open-ended conclusion leaves the door to Reese’s futuristic world wide open for future adventures.
Middle-school readers who like straightforward, butt-kicking heroines and creative speculative settings will appreciate all that this book has to offer and be pleased that the open-ended conclusion promises sequels.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This book is an interesting and unique twist on the dystopian adventure genre…. This is a fun and quick read; readers will be eagerly awaiting a sequel.
—Library Media Connection