5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A chance purchase,
This review is from: Star Dancer (Hardcover)
This was a chance buy, a look at the cover and hope kind of decision made during a lengthy browse in a bookshop (oops, is that allowed in here?). To be fair, I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.
This is ... almost...ish... similar in a way to the Michelle Paver Wolf Brother series. Tegen is a very powerful lead character and the all-pervasive magic that surrounds the community is utterly engaging.
Beth Webb creates a convincing world that it is easy to slip into but difficult to pull yourself away from. I was struck by the 'womanliness' about the book, style and content, but will be really pushing it towards my boys at school, particularly as puberty knocks.
The plot is strong, each page taking you towards an increasingly uncertain conclusion to dilemma and counter-dilemma. The reader is often left hanging, knuckles white and exhausted from lack of sleep.
The only negative aspect - no sequel until Sept 2007!