Insight is about Willow, a reasonably normal 18 year old girl, although she has an ability to help people with their negative emotions. She also seems to meet a blue eyed boy in her dreams, although they turn to nightmares. Eventually she meets her blue eyed boy, but she also meets the one who has been stalking her and making it into her dreams. Now her father has revealed the truth about her power and who they are, it is a new chapter for them all, but the two males from her dream and nightmare are coming for her.
Willow I found to be an annoying main character, I wanted more description of what she was feeling, how she got the emotion that was reflected at her, instead we just got the basic and bland ‘scared, fear, panic, nervous’ and yet there is so many ways to get that across in more descriptive terms. Also we don’t really get to know Willow as a character, we are told by her friends rather far on in the book that she is sullen and doesn’t laugh and yet we, the reader, never came across that. Willow is literally a blank canvas and she is never really ‘coloured in’, she just comes across as bland and boring with no real depth of her own.
Landen was also annoying, he too was a blank canvas, all we really got from him was that he loves Willow and will do anything for her.
Personally there was far too many character’s in this book to get a grip of, in fact it was far too confusing with them all, I am pretty sure the amount of characters we ‘got to know’ in this book was in the double digets and that isn’t very good considering they all appeared to have some kind of reason for being there and confusing the reader.
I got lost when Dane went to New York – he apparently went after Willow, only to meet Clarissa and he found his soul mate in her. At the start of the book Dane was a rather dependable character, he appeared to be Willow’s rock and yet further along in the book Dane became nothing more than a background character even though we knew more about him and the close relationship he had with Willow.
The general plot was fine, finding your soul mates is a grand idea to write about, but it became such a cliche, Dane and Olivia both found their soul mates along with Willow and both of them opted to stay in Chara.
Libby is meant to be a six year old girl yet she acts almost like a young teen. There were moments in the book when it didn’t seem that she was that young, in fact at times it seemed like she was almost the same age as Willow with how she spoke. The interaction between Willow and Libby just didn’t go very well, it seemed so fake and unlike how siblings would act around each other.
This novel had potential, but the amount of character that were in it and how much they were all in the forefront of the book just took it all away and confused the life out of me.