Author: Elizabeth Fama
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 373 pages
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
I found the premise of this novel to be so fascinating, with people living divided by day and night, but I just couldn't accept the reason. A flu epidemic leads to the government dividing medical teams into day and night to deal with all of the patients. Somehow that leads to the end of the epidemic (what???), but the government still keeps people divided and it's even a crime to be out when you're not supposed to be. And of course the night people are marginalized in society.
And then the plot…completely revolves around Sol kidnapping her newborn niece. It made no sense.
I did like Sol and D'Arcy's relationship and how it progressed from hate/dislike to respect and then love. However, then there's this huge coincidence that was not believable at all. And then…the ending. What??? Are you kidding me? I read this entire book and that's how the author ends it? No. Way.
I really wanted to love this book, and despite all of my ranting, I did enjoy it, but it was definitely disappointing.
Posted by: Pam