While the idea of having gods and demigods interacting in the mundane world isn't unique, I did want to pick this one up. I wasn't sure exactly what called me to it, but I highly suspect it was the name Aiden. It is one of my favorite names of all time. For a man, anyway. Plus Terran is a pretty high ranking favorite girls name for me as well. Maybe that was it? Either way, the synopsis was interesting, but I felt didn't quite do it justice.
The plot was interesting in that it kept me reading throughout the day of my internet hiccups. I'm not exactly sure how some of Terran's tragedy will end up playing out in the next installment of the series, or quite a few other unanswered questions you are left with by the end of the novel. That was perfectly done to keep the reader coming back for book two! What happens to Aiden? Micah and Jon? Seth? Terran herself? Even strange Marlo? I did feel the first half of the book moved a tad slowly, and then instead of doling out information as most writers do, Aiden just WHAM explained all in one swoop everything she needed to know for the rest of the book. I wished it had came out differently.
Now, character wise, I felt it was a bit lacking. I didn't really connect much with Terran's emotions throughout most of the novel. Not her grief, her anger, or interest in men. About the only time I really did feel her emotions got across very well was a scene with Terran and her friend Jon after the fancy party. That I could feel just reading. The rest seemed a bit disconnected. I liked her just fine, I just couldn't connect with her.
Micah was kind of annoying, but in a good way. Aiden I honestly DID like because of his hot and cold behavior that never quite got explained, although there were excellently well-done hints throughout the novel. I didn't however feel much tension between Aiden and Terran, and maybe it's because I couldn't really feel her emotions much as I read. Heck, towards the end when the book's climax was happening, even I was like "Woah, why is she so upset like that?" I mean, throughout the whole book you never got the feeling of anything resembling emotion for Aiden except slight attraction and irritation.
As I was reading an ARC and there were some corrections in it, I won't comment on any grammar errors or anything. There weren't many anyway, and not sure what the finished product will look like. However, the writing was very well done. The dialog was decently done - even if I couldn't connect with most character's emotions. There was a few times where I felt Terran's reactions were off by her dialog, but it wasn't like "No one talks like that" bad. It was just that disconnect I felt.
Overall, definitely want to check out book two. 3.5 stars!
*Received ARC in exchange for an honest review*