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Flicker (Flicker #1) by [Thornbrugh, Kaye]
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"A deliciously woven and well-depicted tale of magic, faeries and friendship that can only be described as Cassandra Clare meets Julie Kagawa... downright addictive."
- The Rest Is Still Unwritten


"Superbly plotted and vividly descriptive, this book captivated me from the very beginning....This book is the total package: intriguing, fast-paced and peppered with both humor and sadness." - 
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"A captivating read with fantastic characters and a well-developed world." - Novel Nerd Bailey

"Flicker was a definite love for me. It had plenty of action, magic and gorgeous descriptions, as well as a FANTASTIC group of characters that made me so happy at every page." - Gretchen @ My Life is a Notebook

About the Author

As a child, I wanted to be an Egyptologist--but when my fear of ancient Egyptian curses got the better of me, I turned to storytelling instead. An unrepentant nerd, I still play an N64, and I could probably teach a whole class about Pokémon. I worry about the zombie apocalypse every day, I firmly believe that librarians are the noblest people in the world, and I consider Dr Pepper to be the elixir of life. I'm currently a 20-year-old journalism major and author of Flicker.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1212 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publication Date: February 25, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007E1DZ96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #898,377 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Let me start by telling you how much I adore Kaye's writing style. She is beautifully descriptive. The words flow almost poetically. Yet, not overly so. There is an understated elegance to her writing and I enjoyed it very much. She writes in a way that I would expect from an adult fantasy novel and it's refreshing to know there are authors that believe the young adult genre can be poetic too.

I did have my problems with the book. At the start we are introduced to so many characters, so quickly, that I found myself almost lost. I am a character driven reader. I need to connect fairly quickly with the main characters to keep my interest up. I struggled with that because it jumps around to a handful of different people. After several chapters I began to get a feel for everyone.

However, the pace of the book was still fairly slow. It didn't pick up until about seventy-five percent of the way through and the next thing you know, it's over. While the story is fine in itself, it is just not very action packed.

What I did love, aside from the writing, was the world building. The human and fairy worlds exist together but only those with a fair bit of magic can see both worlds. All the supernatural creatures were interesting and some fairly creative. I like that it takes place in a human city and not a alternate fairy universe. It gives it a bit more realism.

Though I had some issues, it was still a solid enough read that I am glad I had the opportunity to review. I will be keeping my eye on Kaye's career, as I am definitely a fan of her style.
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I almost abandoned this one, but I stuck it out and this book was OK.

The premise sounded interesting; when I downloaded it, the book was free on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try.

My big problem was that at the beginning, we were introduced to a lot of characters in a short amount of time. I was confused and overwhelmed. The author also included some heavy descriptive paragraphs - it was a bit annoying and I found myself skimming to get to the point.

That being said, at around the 20% mark, I was into the story. It was interesting, but I was never captivated. I felt there was an absence of action, that really could've made the story so much better.
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I will readily admit that Flicker is not the kind of book I would pick up at first glance. For reasons of personal preference, I don't often read books about fairies. However, when Ms. Thornbrugh contacted me about reading her novel, I was intrigued enough to say yes.

And I'm so very glad for that.

Actually, the book got off to a fairly rocky start with me. It opens up with Lee worrying about very cliché things I see in almost every single teen novel where the MC goes to some form of high school, where the main character is the loner type losing her best friend to the lust for popularity. Lee's best friend, Kendall, was fairly stock and not overly interesting. I could already see several cliché plotlines coming up.

And then Thornbrugh went and blew them all away.

Anything cliché about this book disappeared after Nasser rescues Lee from Faerie. One of the things that hit me instantly was the quality of all the characters after that fact. Nasser, Lee, Nasser's brother Jason and their friends Filo and Alice are all interesting, real people with depth and a definite 3D nature. Even the background characters had layers to them. This is hardly a common occurence in teen lit, and it made me practically overjoyed.

However, that transition into all these new characters wasn't entirely painless. The rest of the novel is told from several points of view, and directly after Lee is rescued from Faerie they are a little squashed together. Four or five POVs literally switch within paragraphs of each other. Though there are clear paragraph breaks, it was almost a little bit too much to handle, especially because we hadn't been introduced to all these characters yet, or even know why they existed at all.
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Likable characters, deep friendships, harsh lessons, court intrigue, colorful magic, and an abundance of perseverance make for a fascinating tale. Kaye Thornbrugh weaves a vivid world dancing just beyond normal sight. Flicker is a great read. I look forward to reading future works by this author.
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First off I don't get why it got so many good reviews. I tend not to leave bad reviews but come on now this one was so bad. I really tried to give this book a chance I really did. By the time I was in about half way I wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall! Some spoilers ahead you been warned.. I got as far as you finally find out about how the crows feel about one of the main guys characters but by then I gotten so lost.
For starters you got no clue where the main guys characters come from. How did they get there? No background on them. How the girl spend all that time in Fairy Court only to have some stranger save her? Why? It is only after that you find out who and what he is? There was no real build up who the guys are, why they are where they are.. and out of no where he saves her? Huh?? I tried I really tried.. I gave it two stars because it started out interesting and when down hill from there..
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