The review was for the novel Totem: Book 1: Scars by C. Michael Lorion. I thought I would post my review here as well.
Totem is a well written and interesting read. Lorion's use of language and ability to create vivid imagery is particularly impressive. There were many times that I read a sentence and thought how clever it was.
The narrative is complicated and the constant changes of point of view had me confused a little at first. It wasn't until about half way through that I finally managed to keep the different characters and their relationships straight in my head.
I did like the way that this author was able to create distinct characters. As a reader you become very interested in these character's lives - I was particularly invested in Abby and her father Edward.
Be prepared for lots of loose ends at the end of the novel. It is clear that this is one of a series and the reader will need to commit as this author doesn't give much away.
Not the usual kind of book I read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.