WARNING: May contain spoilers.
Sometimes the sentences did drag on to be honest. I would see the same sort of idea a few times in a chapter and I would mentally scream, "Just get on with it!!"
Although Wren and Pace have chemistry, I feel like the romance was just thrown into there. You just can't admit your total love for someone after, what, a week or so? That's not how love works. She probably just fell in love with his blue eyes she points out so often. If Wren and Alex had a real thing going on though, that would be juicy. I love me some tragedy.
But enough dilly-dallying. Let's cut to the chase. Maybe I didn't like the ending as much I thought I would. The whole story creeped by slowly, which was a pace I liked. But then it goes: LONG-LOST FATHER! ALMOST OUT THE DOME! EXPLOSION! BACK IN THE DOME! FIRE! MORE EXPLOSIONS! FLOODS! DEATH! AIMLESS WANDERING! AND LOOK, LIGHT LEADING OUTSIDE! The plot "exploded" more times than there were explosions in the plot, and there were a lot of explosions. But nevertheless it was still fantastico! Please don't be the one to look at this cover and go, "Oh, I don't know." Please just read a sample of it because the whole thing is just really interesting. I am so glad I came across this book. Reading the rest of the trilogy is a definite yes. I just almost wished it ended with Wren seemingly dying, which would lead the readers into the second book. . . I dunno, I have a twisted mind like that. I suck up cruel, painful death like a vacuum.
Out of five stars, I give it four and a half! ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ It's actually probably more than that, like 4 and seven tenths, but you know how the grading process is. Stars just can't split that way.
Well, that was that. Small round green vegetables!