Coggan’s…debut has an intriguing premise and calls to mind contemporary paranormal series like Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy,
Coggan writes adeptly for her age, 15, and explores dark themes (death, suicide, revolution) in mature prose…a well-executed debut. Sci-fi/fantasy fans have a new author to love for a long, long time. A strong addition to YA collections.
—School Library Journal
The descriptions of the monstrous hybrids that sometimes come out of the soul joining are the most gripping part of the novel…the pace is so zippy and the secrets so layered and tantalizingly revealed that readers may find themselves at the end before they know it and be willing to see what the next volume brings.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
The action and quick pacing of this debut will draw some readers.