The title? The Devil's Apprentice more like Precocious Pre-Adult Lawyer: The Adventures of House-Sitting. Like really? The title isWhere to start....
The title? The Devil's Apprentice more like Precocious Pre-Adult Lawyer: The Adventures of House-Sitting. Like really? The title is far from the mark.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I found it quite refreshing. The writing style is quite developed and somewhat complex. However, this author wrote the story from different narratives throughout the book, and while this is essential for the story, I do not like this style. Therefore, it took a concerted effort at times to continue with the book as the narratives changed, but if you like this, then go for it!
I don't typically read books that include time-travel, but this book takes a new approach to time travel, in the way the characters interact with the past. Like I said, this could be standard for the genera, but I enjoyed it.
Onto character development! The author does not provide us with a lot of insight. While there are monologues that are from the character's perspective, they seemed fairly basic and their thoughts predictable.
Now the title is a little misleading, yes, it is sort of about the devil's search for an apprentice, but that doesn't factor in until the latter 1/3rd of the novel. Also, it doesn't mention it here, but is this part of a series? It doesn't need to be, but if not, there was a whole lot of plot development for something that played a minor role. I hope for a sequel and would read it, but the ending didn't seem to indicate that.
Also, if you are into action, action, action (as I am), this book will be a little slow, given its length, this is understandable, yet I desired either more action and/or character development.
Now I am going to split it up into what I liked and didn't like (pro/con) Pro: -Introduces the idea of Time-Travel -Includes magic and demon characters -has a dog -Main Character is intelligent and not all emotional (a little too precocious..) -Includes fighting -Well developed plot line
Con: -slow plot -subplots -possible future (if sequel is in the works) love triangle -has a cat -not a whole lot of development, feels like it could have been shorter
Overall, I recommend this book to those that enjoy subplots and good writing. ...more
So fricken over hyped, all I wanted was a fun dystopian book.... I read this and the second and possibly the third book, but there was so little tOMG!
So fricken over hyped, all I wanted was a fun dystopian book.... I read this and the second and possibly the third book, but there was so little that happened, I can't distinguish any of them. It is slow, and if you are not into the whole romance idea, then keep very far away from this book. Even if you like the whole romance theme, it is still crap. It took me almost 2 months to write this review, because I had a sudden fit of despair every time I thought of this book.....
Keep Clear from this book, I have yet to read such a book with over inflated hype.
I am shocked that this book hasn't received more readers. Granted, this book doesn't have the most complex plot developments or character devJust wow!
I am shocked that this book hasn't received more readers. Granted, this book doesn't have the most complex plot developments or character developments, but it is an amazing book.
The book's description doesn't really do it justice. A better summary for this book would be, "Delve into the world where children gladiators and technology combine to form an amazing tale, of intrigue and betrayal."
I encourage everyone who reads this review to read the book... if you have Amazon Prime, it is free!! Yipee!!
Onto the serious review....
The tale of an orphan kid being picked up from the streets and placed into a new, "special", role is nothing new, yet the method that this author approaches the subject is truly inspiring. Not only is our protagonist adept at thievery, but he also has the ability to be an accomplished pain in the ass sometimes, to the degree that you begin to sympathise with the other characters.