Okay, so I’ve been busy, I’ve not been well and this is the longest I’ve been without blogging in ages! So, how are you all? What have you all been upto?? Tell me everything!! (Okay, now I’m starting to sound like a hyperactive bunny)
Alrighhht… Now I’ve got that out of my system, on with the review!
First off, I really enjoyed this book. It’s a bit of a slow burner, which is not necessarily something I usually like, but in this case it worked. Mostly, this is because it’s unusually well-written for a YA (or any book for that matter). It’s got a lovely, delicate, eerie flavour to the writing that makes it really compelling. The characters in particular really shone and had a brilliant edge to them. I especially liked the well-rounded nature of the villains- and how other characters have been set up to take on the mantle of villainy later on the series.
The one downside to this book is that the psychics are a little too good at what they do, which makes the plot a little too predictable at times. And since the characters are well drawn, I really don’t see any room for twists and turns in that area either. Then there’s the foreshadowing for the books later in the series- which makes me wonder whether it’s going to continue this way for the rest of the series and if that will eventually bore me. Of course, this is super finickity of me, given that I’m basically criticising Stiefvater for being too good at what she does.
Undoubtedly this is a well-written, entertaining book and that’s a clear sign that this series is going to be great- and I don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that I’ll definitely be back for more! The only issue is, it just didn’t have the oomph factor for anything more than…
Rating: 4 bananas
Okay, so that’s that. Anyone else read this book? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments below!