The blurb for this book sounded like it would be rather exciting and thrilling than it actually was.
In reality it was dull and tedious and just rather pointless over all. Gabriel could have been an interesting character to learn about, but the author’s decided that we need to learn about Melissa, the man who created Gabriel, and Gabriel’s ‘brother’ Eugene.
The two character’s who interested me were Eugene, he seemed rather complex in his thinking and near the end of the book he seemed to almost have a change of heart as well. It was just interesting how he was so much more violent compared to Gabriel who appears rather placid.
Melissa I couldn’t get into, but I think that would have been due to the book being rather short, you couldn’t really get a nice feel for any of the character’s, we don’t know their likes or dislikes, what they enjoy ect.
We were told that Melissa’s mother died when she was 7 years old, it was brought up a few times during the book, but nothing more was said about it.
The book just lacked a lot of proper interaction with the character’s in general and for some odd reason the author’s kept putting rather big words that are never used (instead of saying dream-like they used something else, I don’t know if they think that since they are going to try and captivate some YA that they should make their brains work, with words NO ONE would use at all in real life).
I would hope the next book would give more information about the character, Melissa just seemed rather bland, she disliked one of her friends being blunt and swearing – they are 17 in this book, she has know this girl since she was in kindergarden – seriously? How many 17 year olds do you know who DON’T swear?
Also Melissa’s dad just didn’t come off well either, near the end he kept calling Gabriel ‘kid’, which was slightly annoying.
Regarding the book as a whole thought, it seemed a bit all over the place, Melissa is the first character we meet and she is meeting up with a guy called Kevin, who we learn is a bit of a player. He feels her up and she doesn’t like it, demands to go him, he does so.
Next chapter is about the scientist who created Gabriel and Eugene. Then we are back with Melissa who is heading to school. The we learn that Gabriel is also going to attend school, he lived in far east Russia in chapter two, so it seems rather sudden to have him come to school the very next day after Melissa was being groped by Kevin.
It would be interesting to see where the next story goes, but I don’t think I would be able to read it considering how much the first book irritated me.