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Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
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Oct 21, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: arc-reviews, e-reads, books-i-own
Read from October 16 to 21, 2012

Thank you to NetGalley and Bloomsbury USA for kindly giving me this ARC!

I am conflicted on this book.

For starters, I requested this book with no knowledge of it being a series, so I feel like my review may come across a bit unfair, so I'll keep this short and brief.

I think this book has a ton of great ideas, but like any series, it expects you to know from previous installments what's happened thus far. This means you should already be familiar with the characters and the world. However, I'm not sure if this book leads right in from the last one, but we get no establishing information about the characters, and for me personally, they felt so one dimensional and flat that it was hard to care about what they were doing and what their journey was about. It also didn't help that the world had been established, but I'm coming in at the end of the series, unaware of what's going on. I thought the writing was dull at first, but then there was moments where it got a lot stronger, and became somewhat enjoyable. I guess my issue was just not caring about what's going on, and I always feel a bit bad when I'm reviewing a book and feel like nothing happened for me to care. I was bored because I felt like I didn't understand about Petunia's cause, and I found I just wasn't gravitating to anything in the story.

I don't feel like this is the fault of the book, but my own in this case for jumping in at the end and not doing a ton of research outside of "Oooo pretty cover!" That is my own fault, no denying it. However, I do think those who have read the prior books will likely enjoy this. This is truly a lesson learned on my part.

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15.0% "Regretting requesting this ARC because it's the end of the series (I am dumb), but holy crap is it really... really... boring so far." 1 comment
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Coranne Its true, there really is no point in reading it unless you have read the others in the series- so sad you didn't like it, but I can understand why. I hope you read the rest of the series :)

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