Monday, November 15, 2010
ZZZzzzzzzz! Holy Wordy Batman!
I have never read anything by this author before. I knew she had a trilogy but I didn't want to read it. However, this new trilogy was set during the Victorian Era. I couldn't wait to read it.
The book is as heavy as a doorstop. It comes it at a large 496 pages. Yikes! I hate long books, but it was the summer so I decided to dive into it. Well, I finally finished it. Yes, that's right, finally finished it. I started in August. It is now November.
Tessa is a young American who is kidnapped by two women and forced to use her powers(which she didn't know she had) to take over people's bodies. Her powers will be used for evil, but thankfully she is saved by a group of Shadowhunters and whisked away to a secret undisclosed location. There she meets a merry band of Shadowhunters thus exposing her to their quirky personalities. Tessa, now that she is free, wants to find her brother and she realizes that he has been kidnapped by an evil vampire. They need to get him back.
I would have liked the novel if it hadn't been so wordy. I think this novel could have gone through a good edit. There was a lot of information that didn't need to be in the book. On Amazon some reviewers have said the characters are like those in her previous books. I can't comment on that, but I'm throwing it out there for my readers.
I think I would have enjoyed a smaller book. But plowing through almost 500 pages left me numb.
Students who are fans of Ms. Clare may want to give this one a go. However, I'm not sure who else would enjoy it.