- Series: Desert Mages
- Paperback: 276 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484070038
- ISBN-13: 978-1484070031
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,901,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Alternate Susan (Desert Mages) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 19, 2013
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But for me, I think the writing was just okay. I felt like there were a lot of cozy-mystery cliches in a story that really shouldn't have needed any, and the characters largely fell a little flat for me. It seemed that they were only present and either very very helpful or very very unhelpful whenever it was convenient for them to be, and they stayed away whenever they weren't the point of the plot. But it didn't feel very organic at all. Like, Susan's best friend was a very hands off roommate, especially for someone who supposedly knows the truth about which Susan is where, and she's particularly unhelpful with everything. This is sort of explained in a passing I-like-that-she's-not-nosy comment, but it didn't feel genuine. Moreover, their friendship seemed unlikely since the best friend was apparently kind of saint-like whereas mage-Susan seems like a not good or kind person. I don't know, it all just felt very forced.
But still, I read it quickly and I really liked the creative plots and subplots. So overall, THREE of five stars. I'd recommend as something new to pass the time to people who are fans of fantasy and the occult.
So, Susie, who is not nearly as ethical a person as Susan switches realities without asking. Susan gets home from work and quickly discovers that though she has the same roommate her hometown, Tempe, Ariz has been renamed Hayden's Ferry and evil is afoot. Not only that, but Susan was a workout freak and Susie was not, so her butt is bigger.
Following Susan as she works her way through this without getting killed or killing anybody is a treat. Read it in two nights with huge enjoyment.
Many thanks to the author for giving me this opportunity to read and review her book.
Well Susan Stillwater is dragged into her alternate reality where all whole family is dead and without even realizing she is waist deep in a mud of dilemma. Her alter ego, Susie is an evil one, who did this to her and now Susan, is left with hundreds of mysteries to uncover and get back the life she lost!
To be honest, I had no idea, that this book could be such a bore. The author failed to spark up any interest in her plot. It felt like I was going through the same thing again and again. Maybe the flow of narration and crafting of the plot went wrong. The characters were ok, but I couldn't be able to relate to them. What I liked is the synopsis, but once I started reading the book and once Susan went into her alternate reality, I felt, I couldn't connect to the whole situation.
Hope the other book in the series will be better than this!