Book review – Hard to bite into

2012-05-25 12:13

Garet James is in Paris searching for Will Hughes, her vampire ex-boyfriend.

She’s looking for him because she’s still in love with him and hopes to see him again, but also because he stole a mystical silver box from her and she needs to get it back.

She needs to find a way to the Summer Country, the ancient land of the fairies, to find Will and get the box back.

But getting to the Summer Country is harder than she could have imagined as she comes face to face with all kinds of fairy folk and creatures in her search to get to this mystical place and find the vampire she’s searching for.

Will she have the strength to stop him if she finds him? Or will she risk the whole world to be with him?

This is the second part in a trilogy, the first being Black Swan Rising.

The first book is mentioned on almost every page in this book, so if you haven’t read it, don’t read this one.

That being said, this is a very difficult read.

It seems to have been written either by a professor of English literature, or a person who swallowed a thesaurus and now burps out words that no one has used in 150 years.

I found myself getting lost on several occasions due to those very words.

Not a good sign for a book aimed at the Twitter generation that loved the Twilight and Harry Potter books so much.

The descriptions, though, are amazing. The way the fantastic places and fairy creatures are described is truly poetic.

If you like good descriptions, and don’t mind having to reread pages several times, this is the book for you.

If not, wait for something more akin to Twilight.

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