I loves this book it had a bit of everything, romance, action, magic and grumpy wizards. The story line was well thought and well written. Violet is cI loves this book it had a bit of everything, romance, action, magic and grumpy wizards. The story line was well thought and well written. Violet is chased by a creature and finds herself some place else after unknowingly opened a gate to a Magical place and learns that she is an heir to a powerful wizard and that a powerful witch is about to be awakened and come after her. On her travels around this world she meets Jestin who sounds really cute and finds out many more secrets about her self and her friend Dhalia.
This book just flowed, it seemed like the story just fell in place and was well described that I felt like I was there with Violet in the strange place.
I liked Violet she was a strong character and took everything in her stride while trying her best to remain calm about everything and her growing feelings towards Jestin.
I likes how the romance didn't overshadow the main of the story and how it played in the background but kept me wanting to know if anything would happen.
I would have liked a little more magic and magical creatures to be in but Gnarls and wizards are enough.
This was a great book and It left me wanting more and I will be reading the next book. ...more
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This book is basically about what the title says Dorothy Must Die and a young girl calledI shall start this review again has the cat just deleted it!
This book is basically about what the title says Dorothy Must Die and a young girl called Amy from Kansas is whisked to OZ on a tornado to do just that. At first this book reads like it's going to be an updated, modern retelling of The Wizard Of OZ, but turns into something better but at times slow and frustrating.
The writing style and world building in this book were in my opinion done well, the writing flowed keeping the story moving even at the slow parts. The OZ the author created was well imagined and I found my self seeing it in my mind perfectly.
The characters were well thought out and I liked that not too much information was given on a character unless it was needed.
My main problem was that I found my self skipping pages just because I found it to be pointless not needed info that just hindered the story rather than help it along. Why did we need to suffer the many days of endless cleaning, the mooching over some boys feelings way too much. I felt that most of that could have been cut out without really affecting to story.
I realize that this could become a trilogy but still no need to try drag it out.
It had twists and turns that kept me reading and when the action happened it was well done, but again I felt that the action at the end was rushed into the final couple of chapters, Amy spent most of the book not really knowing what she was meant to do then all of sudden action and the book ended.
My final thoughts are that it was an enjoyable read if you don't mind a few boring bits and I will read the second book....more
What a dark introduction to Bedlam stories, I read it After Bedlam stories but It didn't seem to make much difference it just made this book all the mWhat a dark introduction to Bedlam stories, I read it After Bedlam stories but It didn't seem to make much difference it just made this book all the more intriguing with the small bits of information about Alice dropped in Bedlam stories.
After reading this I hated Dr Braun all the more but did like the background given on him, as he is a main part in the next book.
I liked how Alice was written as a dark child and not the happy go lucky child normally depicted, she had a feel of the Alice from American Mcgee's video games. I would have liked her to be brunette instead of blond but can't have everything.
I did find this book to be dark and creepy which really drew me more into it and I liked it even more.
Alice was quite the character what a dark side she had and unleashed with all her fury.
I just loved this book and am rooting for Alice! ...more
Loved it. Bluebell, Jack and Varg are back and the stakes are getting higher. This book more or less starts from were The Light Who Shines ended. BluebeLoved it. Bluebell, Jack and Varg are back and the stakes are getting higher. This book more or less starts from were The Light Who Shines ended. Bluebell is all healed after the torture she endured at the hands of Tobias Blackwater and is ready to be told the big secrets surrounding The key, Lilith and Bluebell's role in the whole affair.. This book answered a lot of questions from the first book, while at the same time leaving new questions to be answered. I liked the fact that in this book we also get to know a little more about Dragomira and her role in the story, as well as been introduced to the mysterious Anna Marie. There were shocks aplenty in this book and the biggest for me was the evil Dean Schimdt, I was rooting for him to be flayed alive, but he seems to be a major player maybe?
There were times when I wanted to smack Jack then he doe's something to surprise me. He is the helpless hero, but flawed and I liked that. This book just flowed with so much been revealed yet still kept back. So many hints I just need the next book....more
This was a fun little side story but to be honest I just felt that it didn't need to be told, it didn't seem to fit and I found the writing style of tThis was a fun little side story but to be honest I just felt that it didn't need to be told, it didn't seem to fit and I found the writing style of this one to be blocky has though the author couldn't quite releate to Nate.
It was nice to have some background info on who Nate was but that was about it for me.
Wow, what a bloody good book. I enjoyed it from start to end. I'm hoping there is a sequel!
Alice loses her father and goes to live with some one she aWow, what a bloody good book. I enjoyed it from start to end. I'm hoping there is a sequel!
Alice loses her father and goes to live with some one she assumes his her uncle, she moves in to a house called the library which has a forbidden library attached. There she finds out that she is a reader and can enter prison books and portal books.
Another reader is after a book and alice finds it with some help from Ashes.
This book was just ace, I loved everything about. Alice was a likeable character and I liked that she was a fierce strong willed little girl who faced all the problems and creatures thrown at her.
I felt at times that I was there with Alice having these adventures.
My favourite character had to be Ashes, he was funny and I'm a cat person.
The story just flowed, it kept giving more and more. It had adventure, action and plenty of twists and turns
I'm really hoping there is another! This book is a must read for all ages!...more