So after the first two chapters I started to get really scared. I’ve had issues with books that are over like 2 POVs and this has 5! But that was fine. Each character had their own very distinct voice. So it didn't mess the story up and it didn't confuse me. It made the book more enjoyable and really played into the story down the line.

I loved how that in the first five chapters the ground work for the story is set up. It makes it so that once the story really starts you know a lot about the world the characters live in. Which again made the book better. So many authors don't do that and it makes it so you are staggering around the world with no knowledge.

This book is not as fast paced as some others I’ve read. But that wasn’t a problem and it was done well. It makes you want to read it. I didn't want to put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen next! So if you are going to read this make sure you have time on your hands. Because you won't want to put it down.

The setting, characters, and over all story were fab! I have to say that I’m glad that this one is a series and not a standalone since there is so much that can be done. And so much happened. If you are a lover of dystopian novels, than this is definitely one you should pick up.

Go Into This One Knowing

There are five POVs. It has slow pacing. There are homosexual couples

Book Blurb for Stranger

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town? where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever ? an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read ? nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 5.00