Mar. 3rd, 2013

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Mar. 3rd, 2013 01:49 pm
meirwen_1988: (reading)
Rise of the Darklings (The Invisible Order, #1)Rise of the Darklings by Paul Crilley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I think I've been spoiled by the J.K. Rowlings, Rick Riordans, and Michael Scotts of the world (not to mention C.S. Lewis and Susan Cooper), but I don't expect a Young Adult label on a title to automatically mean the book will seem...childish. Unfortunately, that's how I often felt about this book.

It does have some virtues. The characters are often interesting, there are some well-written action sections, and the author's ability to create comic-relief characters who also display courage and nobility is solid. And, it's nice for a change to have Faery a place full of very dangerous creatures, not whimsical glowing beings who dance and twitter.

Still, this is definitely a book (and I presume this holds for the entire series) that is better suited to tweens than teens, and certainly not for adults.



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