I didn’t think the book was derivative and cliche at all but interesting and adventurous. The whole book was my sort of story. I now have the second book in the collection and I’m looking forward to starting that also. I thought I liked reading the story from the point of view of the child and there were some beautiful and descriptive moments in this one - in particular concerning descriptions of the aurora that were very vivid and clear. The relationship she has with her parents is an incredibly interesting one as you don’t see it in most books that they are in conflict against one another. Although they love and protect her, they still want to kill all the innocent children and she’s obviously not going to let them. It’s a great little story, with beautiful descriptions and a very relatable child. I’m looking forward to reading on and discovering what happens next.