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Not up to the hype,
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This review is from: Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy Book 1 (Kindle Edition)
I orered this book having listened to the reviews about it on Radio 2. I was really excited about it as it had a number of rave reviews however, it just didn't live up to expectation.
It is certainly an imaginatively rendered world, with fascinating monster characters and begins well. The lead character is the kind of girl teenage girls want to be: sassy without being obnoxious, strong minded and, of course, gorgeously attractive. At first she does also seem to be well-rounded and believable but, as the love interest begins to dominate the storyline, the characterisation is lost and the flashback of the relationship explores only a series of rather dull cliches seen only too recently in teen fiction and with far greater depth. It lacked any ral engagement with the theme of love and the relationship lacked reality and substance.
I felt let down by a book which started with such great promise.