While Kyra is a typically self-absorbed teenager, readers can cut her a bit of slack since her world has so dramatically been altered. She has no memory of the past 5 years, and worse still, life has gone on without her. That explains why she’s a little irritable and whiny. The whole bloodborn pathogen plot twist is a little weak, however, it does serve to move things along to the cliffhanger ending.
Recommended for gr. 9-12.