Will decided he has more to say, so he has taken over most of the story this time. The pages will fly by as...moreYOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!
Will decided he has more to say, so he has taken over most of the story this time. The pages will fly by as you read about Will's discoveries in his quest for why he has telepathic abilities, while he deals with the mind-stalking dark presence that is haunting his girlfriend, Cassie.
This book takes over where DREAMING DANGEROUSLY ended - Cassie's Dream #12, where she encounters a man who is mind-stalking her and Will in her dreams.
Ashley Wilder also plays a big role in this book, as Will learns more about her secrets (why she wears gloves and hides behind dark clothing and make-up).
Some exciting hints:
A young man with a Phoenix tattoo stalks them.
Cassie is having dreams about the dark presence and a little girl with psi abilities in a hospital.
Will is going to fly through the air a few times, but not because he wants to! :D
The young man with the tattoo also wants Cassie and Will to do something for him - I believe kidnapping is a first degree felony, right?(less)
Overall, the book was okay. If someone never saw pictures like those before and had never read anything about kids with superpowers before, they might...moreOverall, the book was okay. If someone never saw pictures like those before and had never read anything about kids with superpowers before, they might like it more than I did. The peculiar children were difficult to distinguish from one another because the characterization was so shallow. Even Ellen, who is one of the main characters did not seem to have much depth, and the fact that she falls in love with her childhood sweetheart's grandson is just in a word...creepy. I think this book would have been way more interesting from the viewpoint of the grandfather and told from the time period of when he was a boy. The main character, Jacob, was kind of hard to like. He redeems himself by trying to save everyone, but this book could have been better. A little more humor, a lot more characterization of minor characters so we can at least tell them apart, and a love interest who wasn't already in love with the main character's grandfather would have improved this book and I would have given it a higher rating. With this said, I still liked the book as something a thirteen or fourteen year old boy might read and will recommend it to those students who I think might enjoy its "peculiarities."(less)
I have seen the movie version of the Broadway production of the Phantom many times, and I think this is where I fell in love with not only the Phantom...moreI have seen the movie version of the Broadway production of the Phantom many times, and I think this is where I fell in love with not only the Phantom as a character, but also Gerry Butler, (or was it when he played Attilla the Hun, yummm... but I digress - but I am finally reading the novel. At first, I had difficulty getting into the novel, but once I got used to the literary style of Leroux, I have grown to love it. A little melodramatic at times, I still love the dynamics between Raoul and Christine. I think in the novel version we get more of Raoul's story, rather than Erik's. I also think Christine is cruel for playing both men so much. In the Broadway version, she just seems more the innocent girl who must choose between her love of music and her love of Raoul, who she chooses basically because he isn't a serial killer (or deformed) and living in the catacombs of an opera house made up to seem like the pit of Hell. Who knows? If Christine had chosen the Phantom a little sooner, he might not have killed as many people, and she might have gotten him to be somewhat less reclusive and creepy. In spite of it all, I still love Erik, ie the Opera Ghost, the O.G., the Phantom. In a mask, he's sexy, and without his mask, he's endearing and tender when shown the slightest bit of compassion.(less)
Okay, I picked up this huge, three book volume because I HAD to know if Brian was okay. I'd watched the first season of the TV show based on these boo...moreOkay, I picked up this huge, three book volume because I HAD to know if Brian was okay. I'd watched the first season of the TV show based on these books. What I didn't expect was that I would NOT like the books and that I would LOVE the television show MORE, even though Chloe can't make up her mind between Brian and Alyec. In the TV show Chloe makes it clear that she loves Brian. Watch the show, the books are just not well executed and needed to be revised a few more times before they were released. (less)