Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My Review: Sorry for the huge time gap where I disappeared into limbo. Being sick and catching up on homework is more time consuming than I thought. Okay so onto my review! Libba's new novel is completely different from the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. Different doesn't mean bad! Different means utterly fantastical! As the description says this is not your average YA novel. It's ten times more epic. Though the tone of the novel is lighthearted, it represents an all too serious theme. Cameron is witty and hysterical and overall a complete lazy oaf, but in the most adorable way possible. The side kick characters aren't annoying (okay well Gonzo is a tad bit) but they are endearing and loveable. After all who doesn't love a displaced Viking God in lawn gnome form and a Mexican dwarf? I mean that's just plain hysterical. They are one of the great aspects of this novel. Libba never gets predictable, and the events are always throwing you for a loop. From the beginning I ultimately guessed the end "revelation" but it didn't ruin it for me. It is hinted at throughout the novel in a very obvious way, but it adds to the story. The ending was sad and happy at the same time and was ultimately satisfying. If you've read Libba's blog you'll definitely appreciate he amazing wit that went into her latest novel. A great read that will leave you laughing until you cry, and smiling while crying.
Posted by Ky at 4:46 PM