Glory is a teenager girl, unaware to the hidden world, who gets into a difficult situation without realizing. Soon, she finds herself trying to save too many people. She has to take this journey, along with some unfamiliar people, in order to do that. The book is actually a race, while their main obstacle is time. This time is running out as they are trying to save humanity.
I like the fact that we don't get any illusions, I appreciate that the author didn't waste any time; she quickly introduced us to a unique world, where some different creatures live in. The book includes a variety of characters, each represents a whole world. You get to know a lot of them, their personality and their lives in the magical world, which give the story a better aspect.
Glory is a girl I liked to admire, even if sometimes she is whining too much. Her world shatters down around her and she still seems to go get her goals. She doesn't try to be a brave, she knows she has to. She is a leader, caring and emotional. It is well seen in her relationship with her dog, as they take care of each other for the whole book. Although she expresses a lot of emotions toward her parents, I felt like her past was a lot more blurry than it was supposed to be. It'd have been great if we could have heard about her friends, her school and her memories.
With so many characters, came a lot of issues needed to be discussed. Since it's not possible to skip them, it makes a situation where the book contains all of them- it simply can't, so problems don't get the full development they need. While I believe the author dealt well with most of them, I would rather have seen less of them. In addition, the book was more about talking than acting. Reading a conversation, I wished I could know how they're acting, how they look like, what their faces were saying. Glory is surely the one to express feeling, but the other characters' body language should be saying a lot, too.
Feeling the danger and the pain around, I got to drive with Glory and the guys to save humanity from humanity. Dealing a lot of obstacles, Glory tries to stay in focus, fulfill her mission and to figure out what love actually is.
I really enjoyed the book and I'd love to read more of the author's works in the future. Glory's adventures are not over yet and I hope I'll get to travel with her one more time!