I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I first read the descript for this book. I gravitated towards it because I saw the words twins and eventually realized that would translate to reinvest, but I still had my reservations.
By the time I finished reading, those reservations were quite gone. xD
I won't say it was perfect, because it wasn't. but daaaayum was it GOOD. REAL good, in fact. There could have been more overall world-building and character development going on between some of the cast, but I can't say I'm entirely disappointed with the current results. One thing I did love was how well rounded (as INDIVIDUAL, yet wholly connected and dependent on one another) the twins were. As characters they really worked for me. They were believable, funny, quickminded a bit beyond their years though also teenagers
and capable of acting like such... Brothers,
even after taking their relationship to the next level. I just really bought it and loved the portrayal of their love and affection for each other.
Couldn't ask for anything more.
What I didn't like was the sudden shift in so many of the other characters... particularly Ventura who literally seemed to go from decent guy (and one of my more favourite characters) to backstabbing asshole in a flash. At least Striker was consistent. :/ Bane, on the other hand, was a character I could only dispassionately like, for he seemed so... unreliable as a person (which worked for him in this story, but as a person I just couldn't like him for his lack of principles and furthermore, his lack of simply taking an actual side. Either you're trying to help them or you're not. It's not that difficult. It would have been something if all his uncertainty was just simply because he didn't want to hurt or betray the twins by following orders, but it wasn't. He just lacked the conviction to simply make up his damned
mind until it was made up for him and suddenly he's all, "Oh thank goodness you two are alright!"
Some characters are just assholes trying to be hapless victims.
Bane, just stfu.
On my blog, I'll probably give this a 3.75 or 4 Stars
, depending on how I feel about it by then.