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I'm going to be honest for the majority of this book I really wasn't all that impressed and found myself losing interest to the point where I almost gave up. It's not because the writing wasn't beautiful because it was and not because I didn't like the characters but more because I just couldn't work out where the whole thing was going. That said I really did enjoy the final section and thought it did a lot in a relatively short time to hook me into the story and want to know.
For me the this book is all about Blue the quirky teenage girl, whose mother is a psychic, who is terrified of falling in love because she has been told she'll kill her true love. This means she avoids boys and kissing as much as possible, that is until she meets Adam and suddenly she finds she can't help herself. I loved her crazy and quirky personality and the fact that she was quite a honest soul without any airs and graces about who she might be. I loved her wit and the way she stands up for herself without coming across as hard facing. This is the kind of girl I wanted t be my best friend when I was 17.
A book by Maggie wouldn't be complete without a gorgeous boy or two thrown into the mix. Quite honestly where do you start when it comes to this book? You have the adorable Adam who I just wanted to scoop up and look after. The arrogant Gansey with his rich boy confidence and the oh so messed up Ronan for those of you who want a messed up boy to fix.
As I said I did find myself losing interest with this book until in the last third everything kicked off and it hit me. I loved the twists and turns thrown in and I enjoyed being surprised by characters who I hadn't given much thought about earlier in the book.
An good read but the end. I just wish it'd got to the bits that interested me sooner but certainly a series I'll be keen to continue with in the future.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2014 19:52:19 GMT
I wouldn't say Gansey is Arrogant
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2014 19:31:33 BDT
well I did. Isn't that the point of reading that people have different opinions of stuff??
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