I was very excited to read this book, as it's the first Supernatural comic I would read. However, after it was finished, I I was sourly disappointed.I was very excited to read this book, as it's the first Supernatural comic I would read. However, after it was finished, I I was sourly disappointed. Maybe I just haven't read enough comics or something, but it was very boring and it felt like nothing happened. I know it's the first in a series, but the first in a series should make you want to read more, not leave you with the sense that it you didn't complete the comic.
Maybe I'll feel differently when I finish all of them, but for now I'm not impressed with it....more
There has ever been a more amazing cover than Red Harvest's. Those epic Sith eyes, creepy red tones, and general murderous intents are what drew me toThere has ever been a more amazing cover than Red Harvest's. Those epic Sith eyes, creepy red tones, and general murderous intents are what drew me to this book. I have no idea who that is, but I will found out, and I will love him. That Sith is one badass. He's going to rule the entire book, make Jedi fall beneath his blade, and rule planets. He's going to-
Wait, who is that again?
After reading the book, I'm still not really sure. Why did the cover lie to me so convincingly? I knew this was a horror book, but I expected it to be more character focused than Death Troopers, considering one of the first chapters is about a Sith student using the Force to manipulate another students mind when that student is aware of it. They give us potentially the most crazy Sith ever, and what happens to him?
For almost the whole book.
Not disappears as in the plot is about finding him, but just that he's an unimportant character and no one really pays attention to him. How can you create a character with that much talent and just not use him? And that's not just with him, either. Schreiber throws this whole list of characters at you in such a short amount of time that you don't even remember their species - oh wait, yes you do, because they're all human. In the dramatis personae(cast list) there are two non-humans out of about ten. And one random Zabrak that had more screen time than some of the listed characters but still wasn't important enough to be on the list of characters. The huge cast, I think, was the great downfall of this book. The plot was actually very interesting - much more than Death Troopers. But then, I've always loved the Sith training camps more than space adventures, so maybe I'm just biased. Either way, all these characters could have been fleshed out or just taken out entirely. I felt that there was a lot of potentially to their backstories and personalities, but with only 240 pages, it's impossible to get into that enough.
The one person we did learn about, I hated. Hestizo Trace, aka, damsel in distress. She does pretty much nothing except get kidnapped and order a flower around. Everyone has to save her, and when no one is around, she screams and flails and pretty much is useless. This girl is a Jedi? Yeah, right.
I wanted to badly to like this book. I even went out and bought Death Troopers because I didn't want to miss anything. (I was told this was a sequel, okay?!) In the end, I'm not sure if I forced myself to like it or I actually enjoyed it, but here. Have a 3 star rating. You were gory till the end. ...more
If you're into really, really, really, really scary things, do what I did:
1. Turn the lights off. 2. Get into bed. Under the covers if you prefer, butIf you're into really, really, really, really scary things, do what I did:
1. Turn the lights off. 2. Get into bed. Under the covers if you prefer, but it will be better without that protective cocoon. 3. Turn on a reading lamp. 4. Don't have doubts.
The last one is strange. But it's true. Most people watch scary things or read scary things with at attitude of, "I'm not gonna be scared, whatever you throw at me." But isn't the point of these creepy things to scare you? Give you that invisible finger crawling up your spine feeling? That's what I like. And that's what this book gave.
Don't except anything too scary, though. Judging from it's size, this is meant to be a little kid's book. Which is why you need to prepare yourself for being creeped out.
None of these stories were new to me, but they were told in a slightly different twist, or used some spine-tingly words. I dunno, but whatever it was, it worked. It's not the kinda thing that keeps you up at night. It's the kinda thing that you can think over and repeat the creepy parts again and again in your mind, each time having a new meaning to you. The kind of things that kids the age it's meant for wouldn't get, but you would.
And on just one last note: all but one of these stories have appeared in the CW's Supernatural. Epic show. Hook Man(though he never actually appeared in this book), Woman in White, even the bee hive but in a different light. The only one that hasn't was "When a Stranger Calls." Which was the one story that was really boring. [spoiler]I mean, the babysitter is alright and so are the kids. How is that creepy? Sure, he was close to the house. But who cares? The cops showed up and everything was all right.[/spoiler]
So if you're a hardcore horror fan and only want the best, this isn't for you. But if you like scary things and are open to new stuff, go ahead and read it! But don't except it to be too scary......more
This book is so freakin creepy! I first saw this in a bookstore and I wasn't sure if I would read it- something about the cover creeped me out. It wasThis book is so freakin creepy! I first saw this in a bookstore and I wasn't sure if I would read it- something about the cover creeped me out. It wasn't just "Oh, there's a girl hiding under a curtain," but something that's unexplainable: you don't know why, but you know this is gonna scare you.
I read it, and I was not disappointed! At some parts, if you're just looking at the surface, it's no big deal. But if you look deeper and really, really think about it, I guarantee you'll get the chills....more
This book is awful. Thank God it was only 176 pages. It had awful writing, a bad plotline, unrealistic events, and stupid explainers for basic words.
IThis book is awful. Thank God it was only 176 pages. It had awful writing, a bad plotline, unrealistic events, and stupid explainers for basic words.
If you look at my books you'll see that I don't hate sad endings. I don't hate it when bad things happen to characters I love, I don't angry when everything is full of despair. But only as long as it's realistic despair. The things that happened to these kids are just stupid. They're things that would never happen and it's dumb to write about them.
I almost ripped my hair out from Snicket explaining words. I get that this book is aimed at younger kids, so it's fine to explain what a word means; it would be good for young readers. But it explain such basic words it was ridiculous.
The writing wasn't exactly bad quality, but it was a style I didn't like. I won't say people shouldn't like it, I'm just saying it wasn't for me.
If you liked this book... well, I don't really get it, but kudos to you. Doesn't make sense to me, but other people can have opinions, too. This wasn't a very low-quality book, just not my style. I'll probably read more books in the series just because I hate to start and not finish one, but I probably won't like those, either....more