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message 1: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I totally agree with all the points you made, Katy. I was really turned off by this book, too. Great review.


message 2: by Katy (new)

Katy Thanks : ) The more YA I read the more worried I get for the young girls who are reading it. But in full disclosure what really did me in was that Noah really did only sound British about half of time and only when she threw in a random Britishism that everyone knew, sometimes it's not righteous indignation that gets me as make as inconsistency : )


message 3: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I worry about the messages that some of these books send, too. Not that I think every book has to be a shining moral example, but when the behavior is just so ugly, it really makes me uncomfortable.

Hah, and I know what you mean about the British thing. I spent a lot of summers in the UK so I noticed that--I actually forgot he was supposed to be British and had to double check when I went to write my review! There were so many problems with the mythology, the plotting, etc...a lot of inconsistencies.

We sure are in the minority with this opinion, though, hah!


message 4: by Katy (new)

Katy Well we can take comfort in the fact that those in the minority are usually right ; )


message 5: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Heh. I just saw your last remark. ;)


message 6: by Angela (new)

Angela Oliver I would like to see a book where the female protaognist turns down the sexy love interest in favour of her geeky male friend. For example, if she'd wound up with Jamie. And what was with him just disappearing from the plot? Like the author no longer wanted to bother with him.


message 7: by Katy (new)

Katy Lemurkat wrote: "I would like to see a book where the female protaognist turns down the sexy love interest in favour of her geeky male friend. For example, if she'd wound up with Jamie. And what was with him just d..."

I couldn't agree more! I feel like he was just there as an oh well I guess I need someone to warn her off, only to have her not listen in the end. I lay even money to say Jamie is not even mentioned in the second book. Second book, my God have mercy on our souls!


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