2.5 stars OK...I know what you all must be thinking....Eewwwwwy beautiful a BLOSSOM growing out of her back? How ridiculous! Actually before I even RE2.5 stars OK...I know what you all must be thinking....Eewwwwwy beautiful a BLOSSOM growing out of her back? How ridiculous! Actually before I even READ this book, I looked at the reviews but its been sitting on my shelf for well, awhile now and I never got around to reading it. This sounds harsh to speak this way but I think most people bought it because of the author from Twilight.
HOWEVER, I was really turned off at first by the whole idea of Laurel being well, a plant. Much less a giant grotesque flower sprouting out of her back? There are MANY plotholes in this story and I'm pretty much forgiving person. I know most people like to say "but this would never happen" or "this isnt realistic" I'm usually saying it IS a fantasy book is it not who cares? But Wings really did beat the punch on this. The normal reaction a human would take is to be a bit more freaked out then David was about Laurel's blossom. It was WAY unrealistic how smoothly her life went. And of course shes frail, pale and beautiful nothing ever is wrong with her and she has two men who are dying for her affection.
Tamani....First of all, love the name. Love him, love him...did I mention I love him? I knew he didn't have a shot with Laurel but yet again I always love the guy that is second pick don't I? The famous line of I won't touch your blossom actually did make me laugh. Guilty. If he got his own book and they booted Laurel out I would so read that. As for the love triangle, come on you knew he never had a chance. Laurel is just straight SNOOZE-worthy anyhow.
After I got use to the idea of her being born from a seed the idea of her being a plant was kind of fun in the fact that it is a UNIQUE idea. It then delves into a more detailed reason of why she lives with her parents. Unfortunately it was pretty basic infact the whole plotline was pretty simple. Nothing really fantastic about it. There were no shocking moments, suspense, cliffhangers or anything other then obviously laurel's past and her abilities as a faery are yet to be discovered. Hopefully Spells book #2 really goes into this. Overall, it wasn't AS bad as I was expecting it to be, it was a decent enough book. But it didn't leave me with wanting to know more or not already assuming what is happening next. In three words.
I actually really enjoyed the ending more then the storyline. Overall, it wasn't bad. The beginning however goes really slow and it can take awhile b I actually really enjoyed the ending more then the storyline. Overall, it wasn't bad. The beginning however goes really slow and it can take awhile before the plotline really starts to pick up so don't judge this book by the first 3 chapters. It reminded me of like a children's fairytale but in a good way. The only thing that kept getting confusing was when (view spoiler)[she kept switching to different sides, it reminded me of rebecca black which royal family should i take? It was obvious her humanity side (kaers sister) loved Rokan. Even though she barely spoke to him it seems like. Wierd (hide spoiler)]
Otherwise it was a good read. Not the worst but not the best. I do enjoy the fairytale aspect also the MISTWOOD where the woods are pretty much alive is what intrigued me the most. Isabel was an ok character it could have elaborated more on her but I'm always picky with character development. 3.5 stars =) ["br"]>["br"]>...more