I'll go straight to the point: I did not really enjoy this book. Some parts made me smile, but they were rare and I was left rolling my eyes at this book for the majority of it. Let's make a list of what didn't work for me:
Ugh. Insta-love. I can enjoy a good love triangle in a story, I'm not ashamed to say it. But insta-love? Excuse me while I go vomit.
I simply cannot deal with it. It seriously infuriates me because it is not plausible. I love the kind of story that's real and believable. Insta-love? Not so much.
Also, the fact that we had the point of view of both characters involved in this "relationship" (because if we're being real, it's shit) made it even worse. Being attracted to someone and wanting to know them the first time you meet them is normal. But when the both persons experience love at first sight? Puh-lease!
I kept reading because I wanted to know how it ended. Does anybody die? Is somebody arrested? What happens with the discoveries that were made?
But I get to the end and everything is solved in about two chapters!
Not enough Adam
See, Adam is this huge mystery/discovery. You would have thought he would've had more chapters to himself, or that we would see more of him period. But no. He stays basically in the background. I don't know if the authors tried to make a sort of love triangle with him and Solo, but it failed miserably: a perfect example of me not enjoying a love triangle when it is badly executed.
Husband and Wife writing together
I can't say that THIS is why I disliked this book, but it's the second book I read that has been co-written by a couple and it is also the second book co-written by a couple that I disliked. Coincidence? To be determined.
In the end, here's how I sum up this book: two people who happened to be together had a great idea. They never really developed it and just wrote a story with it. When they got to the end, they realized that they didn't know how to end so they wrote a quick thing that was possibly supposed to be edited in the final version but never was.
You know, if you're going to write a book, do it well. I'm saying this because I know Michael Grant has written some amazing novels, but this isn't one of them.