Retra doesn't want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Retra is a seal - sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn't crave parties and pleasure like all the others. But her brother left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him.
Braving the pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she's ever known, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me whispers a voice in her head. Who are Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the night creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?
Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures - but its secrets are deadly.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I knew nothing about this book at all before reading it. Nor had I heard of the Australian Author.
The first thing you notice when you start reading is how unique every aspect of the book is, from the plot to the protagonists name.
The thing that I liked most about this book was the atmosphere building language that the author used. You could picture Ixion so clearly that it made it easier to suck you into the world.
Too many things were left open at the end of the book to fully understand what the book was about.