The only real problems that I had were minor. Sometimes the character dialogue was lacking in contractions, making it seem a bit robotic but I also felt like this isn't Earth, so maybe that was done intentionally? Jessica made up for all that with a few moments of flash humor though, when the characters would drop the s-bomb and they reminded me of something I would say in conversation with my own friends. The only other real issue I had was with the romance. A new relationship developed. While it had all the makings for YA awesome, it did come on awful fast. Again, this could be overlooked when considering the character age. At 16, it's not uncommon for girl to meet boy, and to then suddenly be head over heels in love.
Aside from those few minor hiccups, I really enjoyed the read. I think Ms. Slater will likely learn from her first adventure in writing and grow into one serious piece of awesome, so I'd be on the look-out for her in the future. Everybody's gotta start somewhere right? All in all, I'd recommend Bellvara as a quick, action packed read. But be on the look out! As soon as you think you've got it all figured it out, it switched up on you with a plot-twist. So never drop your guard!
The author, Jessica Slater has several more WIP, so be sure to look up her PAGE and check out what else she has in store for us.