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message 1: by Silverwolf (new)

Silverwolf I think that is a little unkind for the book that this is. I don't think it was supposed to follow in Harry Potter's footsteps in terms of the story, as Tunnels goes its own way, the lack of humour can be compensated for other emotions Deeper discrete emotions that allow the reader to pick up on in their own time. They won't be clear: adding a hidden side to a story is important, but if you read closely, you may read it as it was written. But if you still don't like it, then clearly, it isn't the book for you.

But just be aware, Deeper is far better than it's predecessor.

message 2: by Jaclyn (new)

Jaclyn I respect your perspective, but I disagree. I have no idea what the author intended and I'm sure that he didn't set out to write the next Harry Potter. But the fact is, at least where I am, Tunnels was very, very hyped and it didn't live up to my expectations. That's the danger in telling people, "If you liked Potter, then read ___." I'm sorry that you feel my review is unkind, but I simply saw no emotion in Tunnels, just characters that weren't drawn in a way that allowed me to sympathize with them, and brutality by the villains. Not sure I follow your second sentence, but I do generally pick up on hidden sides to a story - I read quite a lot - and I didn't see one here. I didn't find it to be a complex story at all. It's a shame because I think the concept would have been great, but I stand by my opinion that it was not well-executed. In contrast, "The Hunger Games" had much more complexity and the characters were better developed.

Thanks for the tip, but I'm not going to read "Deeper." I have a long TBR list as it is and I just don't see myself enjoying this series at all.

message 3: by Silverwolf (new)

Silverwolf I'm very glad that you did'nt yell at me (capital letters and strong language
Kind regards,


message 4: by Ronny (new)

Ronny If you liked this concept and crave lovable characters I highly recommend the Gregor the Overlander books by Suzanne Collins (yes the Hunger Games author). very imaginative and really well paced reads. There is a beautiful innocence to the characters and if you did like her other books I am happy to say there is no annoying gotta save the Peeta plot dragging the later books down lol

message 5: by Jaclyn (new)

Jaclyn Thanks for the suggestion! I've heard really good things about the Gregor the Overlander books, so I'm going to have to check them out. (I was Team Peeta though, so I didn't mind the save-the-Peeta plot! ;-)).

message 6: by Darien (new)

Darien Thank you for the comment it is really useful.

message 7: by Chris (new)

Chris Tifny It was nothing like Harry Potter. Tunnels, is a far departure from that series with the exception of having prominent characters as two boys. Have you read the entire series?(less)

message 8: by Edward (new)

Edward Cox there is a good V evil theme- its in the rest of the series, this book basically just sets the scene and gets the backstory out of the way- one you get halfway through the second, thats where stuff gets fun

message 9: by Cailin (new)

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