About the book:
When Romulus killed Remus, the wolf clans swore enmity to one another ever after.
Seventeen-year-old Jess has survived an upbringing in care. Diagnosed with rage blackouts, people look at her with pity and fear. The solution? Brutal workouts, Art—oh—and staying the hell away from others. Easily done in backwater Maine.
Yet one night, she wakes to find herself by a lake, her clothes covered in blood, with no memory of what happened. Soon the water is aflame and a portal opens. Transported to the Triodia Penitentiary, she discovers she’s a shifter, a type of para. She’s accused of murder and locked up.
Desperate to find a way out, she turns to her fellow inmates for help. Yet as they mount an escape, the enemies circling her increase. Will Jess survive unlocking the dangerous Heights and Depths of the para world and those within herself?
This book was really unique. I love how Else based a part of the story on a Roman myth. The synopsis got my attention and I am so glad I picked up this book.
Plot development was good. The beginning was a bit slow, but the rest of the book was fast-paced. I loved the touch of mystery that was in this book. It made everything a bit more exciting. World-building was well done.
Jess was a well developed character. It was easy to like her and relate to her. The romance was a bit off, but as this is the first book of a series, I believe it will get better.
Overall, this was book was a refreshing read. I enjoy the mystery and fantasy elements of this book.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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