Despite the promising blurbs, it took me awhile to get into this story. Sylvie herself isn’t a very sympathetic character, but I liked that her snarky attitude had consequences. Usually, the lead can be sarcastic and impulsive and get away with it, but not Sylvie. People get hurt, and could even die. Fortunately, that seems to bother her, so she’s not a complete monster. However, I couldn’t understand why the secondary characters would be so loyal to her. Maybe there will be more background explanations in future books?
To be honest, I was interested in everyone except Sylvie. Especially liked Eri, the young punk Fury. And Kevin Dunne, a most unusual greek god who was not part of the original gang. The ISI was also an interesting concept, which I hope Benedict explores in more detail in future books.
All in all, after a slow start, I enjoyed this book. I like discovering new series, and look forward to seeing more of Ms Benedict in the future.