2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Don't get me wrong. This author is good.
The books are getting better and better. Club Dead is definetly, my favourite so far. Sookie is finally developing and this gives the books more depth.
I should say that this is a nice appitiser before an Anita Blake style massacre in the Laurel K Hamilton books, and if you want soemthing that isn't going to stretch the brain too much, this is fun. I never review a book unless I like the author or what i've read or desperatly need to warn people off from spending their hard earned cash.
In this case I like it. In fact i like it alot. Although not a favourite.
Sookie finally has a fall out with Bill and the implications at the end… Read more
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
This was such an origional trilogy. and before I rant on about the end of it, let me tell you about these books from the start.
Kushiels Dart, is the first. and although we have a sum what slow and confusing first chapter. It soon picks up. It explores a courtasan/medieval like World where Political thinking and intrique are at the heart. The sexual references are integral to the book. Where most Authors put it in because they want to make it 'Adult' I feel this book writes about Love in a way most teenagers above sixteen could understand.
What drew me to these books was the political and very often fantatsicly intricate plot lines. You never know whats coming and the fantasy… Read more
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, yes I agree; this book is dissapointment taken to a whole new level.
You expect more from a well established YA author like McKinley. The book's not terrible and although critics have been kind, I think its because the style and pace of the book suit the older (50 ish) reader more (As we all well know, critics have to wear frumpy clothes and be around 50) . It just doesn't captivate the reader.
My problem with this book is pace. Too slow. The ideas are great but alot could have been editied out or spiced up with a bit more dialogue and character development.
BUT PLEASE DON'T NOT READ MCKINLEY!!!
The Blue sword
Sunshine P>Are fantastic. They are… Read more