When Velma joins an elite group of people called the Taram, she feels as if her life is finally complete. That is until she is named Kachina, in which she will be forced to fight one of her loved ones to the death. Not accepting her foretold fate, Velma decides to run. When she reaches a small town with caring people, she begins to morph into a different person. She begins to realize that maybe she can’t run from her fate. And that maybe she’s stronger than she ever thought.
When I began reading this book, I was immediately intrigued by the main character. Velma is a likeable and strong female character. She struggles throughout the book with who she is and who she must become, and it was very interesting to see her grow throughout the story.
Unfortunately, the plotline of this novel was a bit confusing. The author’s description of the universe and how it all worked was disorienting. I’m unfortunately still a bit confused on what everything in the author’s world is and how it plays into the story. I also felt that there was too much time spent on dialogue, and there were points I found myself getting tired of the story. The storyline grew slow about halfway through, and it didn’t really pick up until the last few chapters.
Overall, the author has an amazing idea for a story. It just needs a bit better execution.