Better than most fantasy
I’m not really into fantasy, having said that I did enjoy this book. I found the fantasy aspects of this to be “just enough”. The book focuses on Angelina, a cult member whose placed in charge of a young, “recruit” Connie. This places her maternal instincts against her brainwashing.
It would be far to easy to get lost in these thoughts, but Gloria Piper stays with Angelina’s thoughts just long enough to get us involved in the struggle, without it getting bogged down.
A good portion of the book is Angelina and Connie’s trying to survive. Again it would be easy to get bogged down in the nitty-gritty problems of survival in the wild, but to me there was just enough focus on it to make me feel for the characters, without so much detail to turn me off.
Overall this book reminds me of the answer to the question, “How long should my book be?” As long as it needs to be, and no longer. If it were shorter, it would lack depth, if it were longer, it would suffer from lack of impact.
I was provided with a free copy for an honest review.