- File Size: 1837 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007P5CIDK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,222,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The author merges the real world and various fairy tales deftly, with little wasted language and a feel for the right words at the right time. While I didn't recognize all of the stories, they were all presented in a compelling manner and I was really rooting for Rebecca to break out of her sleep.
I felt that the character of the young man wasn't very fleshed out, I expected him to turn into a love interest, which never really happened. Other than that, however, I really enjoyed this quick read. I also enjoyed her anthology, "Strange Neighbors." I recommend Ms. du Toit's writing highly!
There was one part of the story that I struggled with some because in some senses it felt like a wasted opportunity. One of the sisters gets injured in a way that was probably meant to raise the stakes but falls flat. I was prepared for more tension and an emotional response but was disappointed by a brush off and keep going resolution. It didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story but it made me wonder what the point of the injury was.
Another factor that added to the experience of The Story Trap was the addition of small illustrations that were peppered throughout the story. It was fun to see small graphics that helped build a sense of the world being shared. This story has a lot of fun things going for it: magic, sisterhood, illustrations and a engaging fairy tale feel. I enjoyed reading The Story Trap and definitely recommend that you add it to your reading list.
I definitely believe that was her goal. But the Story Trap only begins to show her full talent (and I think her full talent is likely on par with Garth Nix at his best). They Story Trap tells a tale in prose that is not fully realized yet. This book reminds me, not in the literary sense, but in terms of how it is written, of the Seventh Tower series Nix did. While they are excellent books, the Old Kingdom Series blows them away. (Sabriel set my world on fire over 16 years ago -- it has not stopped burning.) I think then, that "The Sisters" is Du Toit's "Seventh Tower" -- good books that are the stepping stone to her real magnum opus. If I hadn't realized this, I probably would have given a four star review -- but now that I've seen the potential in her writing, now that I've seen little snatches of what could be, I'm spoiled -- I know she can write at Nix's "Old Kingdom" level.
And greedy reader I am -- I want that book.
That's not to say this book is bad. It's not. Clearly it is an excellent appetizer, clearly it's sucked me in. I will be reading the next in the series. And if there is one after that, then that one too. I do believe that this series will be much fuller in the next books. But what this book really makes me crave is Du Toit's next series. That's what I want more than a dog wants steak. In the meantime, I am happy to adventure in this other part of Du Toit's imagination.