I wanted to love this YA paranormal/dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi story (I just realized how cross-genre this story is, which usually is compelling) about a community built under the ocean, but it fell flat for me. It ended up being different than my expectations, which is fine, but while I never quit reading, the story never lived up to my revised hopes.
The world was unique, though I had trouble buying into a few things. Most of the characters were under-developed, so I wanted to love and understand them but the story never let me get deep enough to truly invest. The protagonist was developed, but I still struggled to understand her and the choices she made.
Some things wrapped up too neatly to satisfy me, and others weren’t explained to my satisfaction. As I type, I am starting to suspect that this is one of those situations where I was the wrong reader for this book.