Lilly had been growing a pair of wings since being a child. to hide her differences, her parents kept her sheltered and homeschooled. one day, while searching for a lilac hair dye, she came across a man too interested in her choice of color. not before long, she found the man on their doorstep, asking for her and questioning about her abilities. determined to keep Lilly safe, her parents moved them to another location. but again, the man found them and this time, he brought an army of people and had her parents killed. before they were able to capture her, Lilly escaped and flew away. she was later rescued and managed to find shelter at the Charity Academy. before she was able to feel safe or settling down, she was finally captured by the man and was brought to the Firestone Institution.
i received a free e-book from the author in exchanged for a review. the book started out promising, especially the simplicity of Lilly's life with her parents. however, once the characters started getting involved in one way or another, i became tired of all the names and abilities that i had to memorize. eventually, all the names tend to glaze over for me, appearing insignificant from another. when i managed to capture some interest in Jake, a possible guy to have a romantic relationship with Lilly, he apparently didn't feel the same way. then moving on to the twins, before stopping at Cory. it was quite a hectic read that i found myself absorbed at times, dragging at times, with the hope of finally reaching the climatic moment. Dr. Kibbsty wasn't quite what was expected, especially being a genius and the mastermind villain, he seemed too easy to fool by a bunch of kids. fortunately, Lilly was a very interesting and lovable main character, which was solely the reason i managed to go through the book pages by pages.
author: Mati Raine
The Lantern Project series:
- Archipelago (2014)