|Published October 20, 2015 |
I liked Dahlia. She was a well-rounded character. Her roommate Charise is kinda flaky at times and helpful at other times. Dahlia makes her own mistakes. Some of the mistakes she tries to hide mostly unsuccessfully. She has to deal with other people's bad decisions as well.
The story works well told from the first person perspective of Dahlia. We get to see some of what is going on in her head as she recounts the tale of her search for the spear and ultimately Jonah's murderer. So, mostly this is an interesting mystery dealing with some geeky things. The book seemed to move along at a steady pace, but it did get faster right towards the end.
There appeared to be some question whether this book is YA or Adult. There is no sex in it and limited swearing. I would probably let an older teen read it. Younger ones might not enjoy it as much. It definitely has its appeal for adults.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I found it overall interesting and funny in some parts. Dahlia does seem to attract a bit of the absurd.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.