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A good read but .....
on 9 September 2012
The Glass Apple has got good reviews and I got it when it was free so I was eager to read it. The story started as though it was a children's book, very like an Enid Blyton story and I nearly gave up reading it because I felt it was aimed at a far younger audience.
It almost felt like the author had woken up one morning as a different person as the writing style changed and the story got more involved, the fantasy deepened and the whole thing became more readable. I felt that the original quest the children had started changed into a different one altogether.
I agree with the other reviewers about the author's ability to write good, atmospherically descriptive scenes and I was well hooked until......... I was getting near to the end of the book thinking that the tale would have to twist quite a lot in order to come to a conclusion, when I realised that there wasn't going to be a great ending! The story finished right in the middle of the plot and I was left feeling really disappointed.
I hate books that don't make it clear they cannot be read as a whole story, I don't want to read part of a serial! I didn't feel it was so good that I have to buy the next book to find out what happens, so, reader, be warned!