- File Size: 1112 KB
- Print Length: 351 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482386763
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wildflower Isle (February 6, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 6, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BCH1K2C
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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It took me awhile to actually get into this book. The biggest thing that bothered me is the writer kept switching between third person limited (where the narration is closely connected to only one character’s perspective) and third person omniscient (where the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of every character). Mostly, I think this book was supposed to be third person limited, but every so often there would be lines or paragraphs that didn’t fit. For example, with third person limited, when Ashley’s dad would be referred to, he should have always been ‘her dad,’ ‘her father,’ etc. but constantly he is referred to as ‘Patrick.’ Now if she actually called her dad ‘Patrick,’ then it would be okay for him to be referred to as that.
Getting past all that, the writing was pretty good. The descriptions were excellent and the flow was really nice. Sometimes it might have gotten a bit wordy, but it wasn’t a huge deal. Once I got into the book, the writing seemed to pick up even more.
Character-wise, I thought Ashley was a bit of a flat character. I liked her, but she didn’t really seem to have much of a personality. Sure, her situation could account for some of that because she is in ‘run for your life’ mode most of this book, so she’s mostly running on impulse.
I really liked Lilly, but at some points I thought she almost acted a bit older than she was. This partly could do with the fact that Cole thought she was six when we later find out that she is eight. She’s so adorable though.
I also thought Cole was a great character. He definitely had more personality that Ashley and I found myself enjoying the chapters about him more than the ones about Ashley. I am glad that he wasn’t smarter than he should have been. By this, I mean he didn’t all of a sudden know how to survive when thrust into this situation, while he had no prior experience with being on the run.
I really like that the author did include chapters that were in the perspective of others besides just Ashley and Cole. This helped add more depth to the book. It also gave just enough snippets of information to keep me satisfied until everything starts to become clearer.
Once this book got going, I started to enjoy it more, but I really struggled with it at first. I mostly just kept reading because I hate to not finish a book and I just need to get through it so I could start another book. I am still debating if I want to continue with the series. There were a bunch of interesting aspects to the backstory and I really think the next books could be interesting, but I don’t know if I’m willing to risk it quite yet.
Cole was adopted by people he thought were now parents, but surprise, they were only paid to keep him happy. He escapes the house, witnesses a murder and finds Lily, Ashleys sister. They are on the run and who knows how this will play out.
A police officer has been hired by one of the wizards to locate Ashley, as he believes if he has her, then Lily will be found. Big surprise. The book is full of them. Very interesting story . I recommend this one. Pretty darned interesting. Read on my friends.
What I found most intriguing was the pace of the story and the concentration on viewing and unraveling mysteries within the plot from the perspective of these great characters who are in the throes of unexpected, unexplained and unpredictable circumstances. While one part of my mind struggled, perhaps wanting more omniscience handed to me, there was great satisfaction in finding out what the heck was going on as the main characters did. I found myself experiencing more connection and realism in the characters' responses to extraordinary events and challenges. By the end of this story, I was emotionally involved, to be sure. And this is what is going to make Volume 2 in the series worth reading; I have no idea what is going to happen next, yet I discovered enough that I want to know more!
I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up due to mental/emotional content suitable for more mature youth and a few strong images of injury/violence.