Ugh. This book was just frustration after frustration. It was originally written in German, and I kind of feel like the underlying flaws in the story might have been exacerbated by the translation. The end result was a book that was absoloutely without anything to catch or hold my interest.
The most frustrating part of this story for me was Liv herself. She is one of the least sensible or aware characters I have ever encountered (and that's a pretty low bar, given some of my reading experiences). The girl doesn't seem to have the slightest sense of self preservation, she doesn't think things through- she doesn't really appear to think at all. I really didn't enjoy being in her head, it was just so infuriating sometimes!
I also didn't like any of the other characters. I didn't like Liv's family- especially her mother, who was... just kind of negligent, really. The boys Liv meets at school- and in her dreams- were all not character that I liked. The romance wasn't believable... talk about insta-love!
Another thing that bothered me about this book was the plot. There wasn't really a consistent atmosphere, or a consistent flow for that matter. Some plot lines just dropped off for measures... sometimes a chapter or two. This, coupled with there wasn't much sense to the plot at all, and I really didn't find myself pulled in at all.
Overall, this isn't a series that I think I'll continue with, it just really didn't work for me. I somehow felt like I couldn't turn off my inner editor the whole time I was reading it, and that really detracted from the reading experience.