I love this concept, and the writing is solid and creative, as it always is with Patrick Ness. It took a bit of time to settle into the concept, but I appreciated the characters from almost the first moment. This story made a lot of interesting points, sometimes subtly, sometimes not. I was hoping for something just a bit more, but I can’t put my finger on what. Overall, I enjoyed it and am glad I read it.
The Concept: This story is about a group of teens who aren’t the chosen ones. They live in a world full of chaos and teens who have special powers, are supernatural creatures, or have been chosen to save the world. This story isn’t about those kids. It’s about the rest of the ordinary teens who just live there, inside the world of chaos, and try to have a normal life of their own, despite all the unexplained phenomenon, explosions, creatures, and mishaps occurring around them.