Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
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I finished this one a while back but was having trouble reviewing.
While reading it, I was thoroughly caught up in the story (and it was a stay in seat until finished read).
But, like Lake Silence, it introduced more new characters. Oh, some familiar faces made an appearance. And some really fascinating new "others" were introduced.
I think it missed the 5-star mark for me because it was too brief to get as hooked on the characters as I did with The Others series.
I hope the next installment gives us more of the characters from these two books rather than a new main character. Even if not, I'm looking forward to more in this world so am continuing the series.
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Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:
★★★★★ = All Time Favorite
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average. Okay.
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept reading in hopes would improve.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking. (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews. Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)