Due to circumstances beyond her control, she finds herself attracted to these other guys who are pursuing her with gusto. She feels guilty, even though she's never done anything with any of them. Her boyfriend feels betrayed. However, there is never a moment where her rebuffing the advances of these guys leads to them shaming her or saying that she's been sexually active in the past so why not with them? There is a character who talks like that, but well, he's not quite himself either. So I'm finding this reverse harem theme really empowering for females without stripping anything from males. I'm excited to see how it progresses.
3. PARENTS THAT ROCK. For a moment, I just want to chat as a parent. I love Tori's parents. They gave me so many emotions through this book. Their love and support was a constant. Their ability to accept the crazy stole my heart, and the pancake scene had me all in. When my daughter wants to read "The Lost Savior", I hope she sees that Tori is able to tell her parents all kinds of things, and they support her.
4. EXCITING, SOLID, and WELL-CRAFTED. I know, I just chucked three reasons into number four. Sorry! I just keep coming back to those words though. It's an exciting kick-off to a series including solid world-building and plot with well-crafted writing. Every time I put it down, I picked it right back up again. I'm pretty hopeful for this series!
Mandy Peterson is the author of "Before I Shatter". She is also a mother, wife, librarian, book reviewer, and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur.