Mosca can read, a dangerous skill to have, and must struggle to discover which side she will choose in realm that is fractured and violent. Herdinge's writing style has a dry, quirky humor that, while entertaining and incredibly sophisticated, does sometimes slow down the pacing. There is, however, plenty of action, and the intrigue and suspense is enough to keep her audience reading. The end leaves readers a new philosophy to think about without shoving it down their throats.
Because of the complexity of this novel (and some very large words), it is probably better for older readers.
Estimated Reading Level: 6th grade +