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- Print Length: 318 pages
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- Publisher: Paper Crane Books (December 13, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H9HX8AG
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For the first 2 chapters, I was confused with the story, especially with chapter 1. We weren't given any context and that threw me off a bit. The descriptions were hard to imagine. And the added mystery and confusion the author intended was not helping. However, this isn't a total bad thing (intentional or not). Due to the "confusion", the mystery was that much better. I mean you don't want to show all your cards before the match even begin. ;) So it wasn't bad that I was lost because it just adds to how weird and confusing everything is to Stary. Plus it was only the first two chapters, no biggie, because the fun is about to start from there on.
I have to say, I really enjoyed the story in terms of the plot. It was suspenseful and quite chilling. The murders, mystery, and madness were well presented. I read part of the book at night and I honestly was soooo scared! I mean, I'm never really the brave ones since I really dislike horror to begin with but books usually don't scare me unless it is written very well. Morgan wrote it in a way that made me scared to turn around or look in the mirror. Ahaha! I'm actually terrified as I am typing this now. If you are going to read this at night, hold your dakimakura tight!
As the story unfolded, the needed character met and the stage set, all the goodies started to pour out of the book. It was a new discovery after another. The pace was fast and exciting and had be oo-ing and ah-ing constantly. I can definitely tell you Morgan added elements that were unexpected and stuff that some authors won't trudge upon. This added new flavor that I never experienced. I really couldn't stop reading as I was trying to find out more and more about the story, the characters and the ending.
I also really did like Stary (maybe minus the name, Stary Moon...ummmm...I'm doubtful). Stary was different from most YA characters, she can actually be quite loud. One of my favourite lines from her was "I'll show you who's weak! COME ON!". This was something she said directing to Umbra when they first met. It was hilarious and something almost childish, which amused me very much. It is hard to find characters like this who have a bit more spunk than the usual ones. And this whole interaction with Stary, Maren and Umbra was great! Honestly, I immediately loved Umbra. He was the cold, distant type but with a fiery temper! That's rare. Normally male characters in YA are the cold, mysterious, I-don't-like-to-talk-because-it-makes-me-look-cool. Umbra was a balance between hot and cold. And I definitely can't forget about Maren. She was your wise, calm, older sister type and she was someone that I wish I could be friends with. She's practically perfect in every way.
One small problem with the book was the writing style. It wasn't bad but I felt like there was an overuse of exclamation marks, and periods (that kind of created choppy sentences). The flow of the paragraphs was off, and came off as almost random and discontinuous. Perhaps this had to do with the confusing start as I didn't really notice the flaws after 2 or 3 chapters. So I think with a bit of editing and polishing, this can become something very fun for readers to read.
This story in two words? Ghost Whisperer. (You know the TV show that was actually good, but got cancelled? Sidenote: Boooo!)
(Caution....or is it really a caution?) There's a bit of "God" stuff in it. I mean from the blurb you can tell there is gonna be a little religious. This is not bad. I am just warning those readers who can be picky about what they read. And in case you are wondering, this is not a Christian fiction, at least that's how I read it as.
Extra: I know Morgan is into anime and Japan and all that goodies so I expected those elements in her work and I was not wrong. :D Yay! I really did enjoy all the manga touches. The bullying thing with the "reading the book backward", I think anyone who reads manga can relate. ALSO! I highly suggest you reading the Q and A at the end of the book! I had a blast! I think every author should include some in their books. And if you are interested in reading about Morgan's favourite Winter Reads, head over to this post here. :)
As I began reading, I must confess, I found the first chapter a bit scattered. I kept reading and soon unraveled the reason for the sometimes scattered timeline and at moments a befuddled narrative. The story is written in a 1st person account of the main character Starry Moon. Starry is a teenage girl who is not only going through the typical teenage angst but dealing with the new knowledge that she is a Spirit Warrior for God who must help defeat evil here on earth. Of course she is confused and at times chaotic. This is a unique point of view that gives an insight into the young mind of the heroine.
The other two main characters of this volume are Umbra and Maren, two spirits who need Starry's new found powers to help them move on to Heaven.
Umbra, who is the non human of the tale, I felt had the most depth of character and development throughout the story. As the saga unfolded I felt more connected to his range of emotions and feelings. Umbra was written with an eccentric playful and yet at time mean nature. Making him a character that I want to learn more about.
Maren the other spirit in need of Starry's help was not quite as dynamic as her spirited friend. She at times seemed too good to be true. She did her part to push the story forward and helped spin the weave of the tale. I was longing to have more dimension to her character throughout reading but in the end I realized that the author wrote her in this manner by design.
The other characters in the novel did sometimes left me a bit confused and wondering their place in the overall narrative. However, this did not deter from the captivating moments of action, drama and heartfelt emotion.
The premise for this story is a distinct take on a fantasy/supernatural/sci-fi young adult fiction. Mixing what we know and deem the traditional aspects of such tales with original ideas that are, new and fresh, out of the authors imagination. The religious and spirituality can not be separated from the heart of the story. However, I did not find the religion aspects too over barring nor would I call it a Christian themed novel. It was more of a good vs. evil tale.
The injection of fantasy elements in a reality we all know and some timeline spacing could be an eclectic breath of fresh air most of the time. But sometimes they made it was slightly difficult to grasp. I am unsure if this was a purposeful addition. This was the one point that I found the difficult to navigate while reading. Although, these issues were not bothersome enough to take any enjoyment of the book.
This novel was a slightly more juvenile than my traditional choices in reading material. However, I realize book target audience is younger reader than myself. I appreciated the way the author handled issues of bullying, forgiveness, friendship, and even young love in a very sensitive manner. I would recommend this to my younger family members as well as to my friends who have teenagers.