Top critical review
on 2 January 2017
I have been looking forward to reading this for quite some time, I've heard wonderful things about it but unfortunately I wasn't that impressed. In actual fact I found it to be quite dull. Yes I get the meaning behind it but that doesn't make it a great book in my eyes. I did, however, like its simplicity. It wasn't an overly detailed, overly gruelling read, it was just a basic tale.
I maybe bought too much into the hype, that could have ruined the story for me. I didn't find any of the characters particularly interesting either. I didn't care about 'the boy' which, to me, isn't great for your main character, especially with a story like this where you should be rooting for the kid. I did however like the crystal merchant but that was only a small part of the book.
Overall, not impressed.