the story took place in a futuristic world, but instead of advanced technologies, the world was in ruin and always dark. ever since the world was attacked by the Dark Ones, things were never the same anymore. the Dark Ones may have human forms, but they were soulless. Isla and her people lived in an underground cave, arranged in an army-like hierarchy, where those who were over eighteen had to fight to defend their home. with the danger lurking outside, Isla had plenty to worry about, but never did she imagine that a different kind of danger lurked among the people she lived with.
I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. after just finishing an awesome romance, this book became quite a struggle in comparison; especially when I was no huge romance fan to begin with. Isla was a heroin too perfect in every single way that caused the storyline became quite dull. the most interesting part of the book was the environment that the story was set in. with such unique animals and creatures in it, I enjoyed every moment Isla spent exploring it. I was slightly disappointed to find out that Calix and Thad were the Dark Ones. they were so human-like, making them not much difference other than being more intelligent, as mentioned by Maksim, the leader of the Dark Ones. I enjoyed the post apocalyptic world Isla was thrown in, just none of the cheesy romance that was very much love at first sight.