What’s not to love about a YA novel starring a sociopathic main character?
I haven’t read much fiction about serial killers, but I think Dan Wells should be lauded for his handling of this troubled child. The 1st person really got us into John Cleaver’s head, and allowed us a peek into his fantastic narrative voice.
I also loved the dark turns the story took every now and then. (view spoiler) It didn’t let us forget that John could easily be a serial killer, and that he has those tendencies.
Like many other reviewers, I’m not sure the whole demon aspect was necessary, but I trust Dan and will continue on with the books.
On a slightly disturbing aside, I am now completely fascinated by serial killers. I’ve been reading about them non-stop and watching movies like crazy. Dan Wells, what have you done?
On a more awesome aside, Dan is coming to town for a local convention! Can’t wait to finally meet him.