The moment Jacob entered the loop, things finally became clear: I was deceived by the cover and the blurb. And I believe so did the other people who picked this book up expecting some horror.
The story would have been more okay for me, had it not tricked me into thinking it would give me the creeps, not
some adventure with the peculiar kids, whose unique abilities are not even that
Since it's surprisingly a light read for me, maybe I'd pick up the 2nd book when it gets published.