I haven't really been able to read a lot lately, but when I get the chance I take it. My mom bought this for me fo...moreI devoured this book in one sitting!
I haven't really been able to read a lot lately, but when I get the chance I take it. My mom bought this for me for Christmas because she thought it was a paranormal mystery, which she loves. It actually ended up being so much better.
The love triangle was somewhat bearable, and I actually really liked most of the characters. I am obsessed with the TV show Psych, and this reminded me a bit of it. (less)
I love this series. I watch the shows on Netflix and decided to get the first book for a friend of mines Christmas present. Of course I had to read it...moreI love this series. I watch the shows on Netflix and decided to get the first book for a friend of mines Christmas present. Of course I had to read it... ;) and I loved it. The story matches up with the show in this particular volume, but I still loved it. The manga was riddled with cute captioning and sound effects, not to mention plugging of the meals cooked like in the show. I love this series and would love to continue to read on. I love how silly this can be in some senses and how dark and creepy it is at the same time. I mean look at this face.
He is freaking awesome. I definitely recommend this manga and the matching anime series to anyone who loves insanity and pure awesomeness. This first volume was quite slow and less snarky and awesome than it could have been but stick around. From what I've seen by flipping through the later books, it will get better. (less)
That was interesting… Ok so it took me a bit of time to sort through my thoughts on this book and I have finally decided. No wait I lied… no I’m sure...more That was interesting… Ok so it took me a bit of time to sort through my thoughts on this book and I have finally decided. No wait I lied… no I’m sure
Anyway, I had a hard time deciding whether I loved or loathed this book. I think I settled on loved because this book was just filled with awesomeness. So I came into this thinking it was another one of those camp for people with powers where a girl will fall in love with some guy and she will be different from all other girls and he will be different from all other guys and they will have drama blah blah blah and she will make all kinds of friends blah blah type of books. I was half right, all of the above happens but in a completely rare and exciting way. So yes Faye falls in love with some guy right away, yes she is made of awesome and makes friends semi-quickly and the world focuses on her (literally) but she isn’t like a witch and the people at the camp are actually there for making trouble.
I was at the edge of my seat trying to find out why Faye and her fellow campers were waking up in blood symbols and why it was only happening to them. I had all kinds of theories but none were even near close to the truth. I mean what the heck is a Harbinger? I had never heard of it, and after reading this I LOVE the idea. I love that we finally have some Native American lore in a YA book. A lot of the book lures you into an easy repetitive lull and then snaps you at the end with a WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON realization.
I don’t want to give too much away but I think that this was a really clever and creepy book and other than the so-so romance and predictable back-story I loved this book. I would recommend reading this one in a secluded room at night preferably during a storm. Seriously I was reading it late one night and when my dad came home from work I hid under my bed. And I’m almost 20. I was a little freaked; I mean who knows he could have been a Murdering old man!
It was nowhere near perfect, far from it, but it was definitely a nice change from the traditional story. The things that really threw off my ability to rate this was the slow pace, repetitive style of days at camp, and an underdeveloped of the dystopian? society going on outside of the camp. I couldn’t really tell exactly what was happening but I knew it wasn’t present time and there was some kind of big war going on. While this book was really weird and out there and a bit on the short/slow side it was definitely interesting and surprising so give it a try. :P
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