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This review is from: Changeling (Hardcover)
This has been a hard book to review, not because of the subjects tackled within but because I felt that the book was below what I expected from Philippa's writing skills. Don't get me wrong it's a complete story but one that I've noticed with her adult writing is that when it's based on a well-documented person it works wonderfully, yet when left to writing based on the authors imagination, it sadly falls apart and as with the recent Cousin's War series a lot of repetition between each title.
What this book brings to the table is a farfetched story with so coincidences alongside flaws that had it not had the authors name attached I'm not sure it would have made it to the shelves. The characters are confusing, there's no real direction with them and events seem to have been woven by strength of author rather than feeling natural. Add to this a story that feels like the pace is all over the place, characters that don't feel rounded but thrown into a different timeline to suit the authors purpose and with a convoluted plotline that feels that additional ideas have been wedged in to fit the word count and all in I was disappointed with the overall product.
Don't get me wrong; had it been a debut author, a lot of the errors within could have been forgiven as over zealousness alongside lessons that needed to be learned, but from a multi title writer these should never have occurred.
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2012 12:31:57 BDT
I agree with this review, in many ways a silly story not worthy of the Author.
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 11:27:17 BDT
George Stevenson says:
The cover alone was enough to put me off.
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