Top critical review
on 19 May 2013
Read this book before I started reviewing books properly and decided to give it a reread as I'd given it a 5 star rating yet couldn't remember anything of the story. After reading this a second time though I'm not sure I'm so in love with it. Although the story was interesting and not really something I'd come across before, I felt a little let down by the writing style. The language was very simplistic and there wasn't enough of an investment in character development. The dialogue between characters also left a lot to be desired. I was willing to get past all that though, I mean it's a free book, so what if it wasn't perfect. What really creamed my corn with this book was all the stupid perfectionism. I mean seriously, how perfect can a sixteen year old girl be? I remember myself at sixteen I was a nightmare, I don't know how my mum coped with me. Now if I'd been told that my dad wasn't really an Encyclopedia salesman but was really a warlock and wait, what? that meant I was a witch and I'd been led to my whole life, there would have been some serious words. But no not Perfect Portia, she's just like 'oh cool, when do I learn'. Seriously the girl is unreal.
So all in all, a good story with interesting concepts but could be improved.