Saturday, April 11, 2015
Oblivion, by Sasha Dawn
It's a complicated story and a hard one at first to latch on to. There's a lot of violence as well as disturbing imagery. While almost everything gets tied up in the end, it's hard in the first read to see how this will all gel together. As always, I tend to favor simpler and more direct stories. Pushed to streamline things, I'd point to the needless conflict between Callie and Lindsay (the daughter of Callie's foster parents) -- it never really came together and didn't have much purpose. However, this is well-crafted and you may prefer the complexity.