I had the honour of meeting Rhys Ford recently. We write for thee same publisher and I had a chance to go out for dinner with the author. It was an interesting and entertaining experience, for sure. I'd do it again. Now, about the book. I had already read the first book before meeting Rhys, and thought it was fantastic. After the meeting, I find now I can definitely hear the writer in the prose. If anything this has me appreciating book two even more. Plus, there is the way this narrator voices Jae-Min's voice is positively sinful.
Rhys has created some great characters, too. Like Mike, the main character Cole's brother. He is awesome. So very awesome. I'll tell you what. When he stood up for Cole, I wanted to stand up and cheer. I maybe did a little fist pump in the air. It was epic. I was a fan.
Then Rhys did this thing that had me texting Mary with "Why????? Why, Mary, why do that?" Of course, I can't tell you what it was, because as River would say:
I will say, at about two thirds of the way to the end, I'm really enjoying the read.