Reviews from various sources such as Amazon:
A story about friendship and faeries
This was a fun story bringing fantasy to life in a more contemporary, sci-fi setting.
It reminded me a bit of Jurassic Park, with a similar theme of irresponsible use of science by big corporations. This author doesn't dump quite as much science on you as Crichton, at least not all at once, instead focusing on the relationship between the two main characters interspersed with action and several nods to the mythology behind the story. And despite everything the titular character, Jen, is obviously very pro-science and confident that a lot of good could be done with new technology at least in the right hands. All the characters I find quite sweet and charming in their own way, with a lot of quite clever and funny dialogue, and there's a secondary theme about lost childhood and recapturing things you've lost.
My only complaints were a few text errors and the story not being long enough. I feel some scenes could have gone a bit longer and there's kind of a rush toward the end. Still, it was extremely enjoyable overall and hopefully there will be more in the future.
Magical, dangerous and engrossing!
What a wonderful adventure this was, truly a magical, sci-fi book! I rarely get to come across a story so original and creative, yet here I have found it and I am giving it five stars for sheer quality and charm. We follow the perilous journey of young Kaya and Jennifer, who stumble across a bizarre array of obstacles and happenings after Kaya witnesses a very strange being and must solve the mystery... Their relationship as old childhood friends is a delightful and well-developed one, and the adventure they share is compelling and fantasy filled. I loved the author's choice for the "antagonist", a very nice twist on the traditional villain, and an unexpected one at that. Characters and experiences intertwine and so too does the fantasy and science aspects of this story, I loved every chapter. Having finished this book in a matter of days, I will certainly be reading the rest of the books in this series!
Great idea, solid adventure
An easy to read and entertaining adventure story about two childhood friends who overcome a teenage falling out to solve a bizarre series of murders apparently perpetrated by mythical/mystical beings appearing in their small town. A little sci-fi, a little mystical creature novel, a little mystery tied in with a voyage of self discovery. Suitable reading for young adults and adventure lovers a like. It contains some violent scenes. I would have given it five stars but I found the author's tendency to constantly refer to the female characters (including main characters) by physical attributes (such as hair colour) rather than their names rather distracting and off putting.