Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mini-Reviews: The Gathering Storm and The Age of Miracles
source: author (won in a giveaway?)
A mini-review for this because there's little good I have to say about it. The characters were inconsistent, the plot was always either rushed or dragged, no one ever explained anything, the overall storyline was confusing, and there were just too many different types of magical beings running around. I never found it clear as to who was evil, what their motives were, what type of powers they had...overall, a frustrating read.
release date: June 2012
source: GoodReads First Look
I'll post a full review closer to the pub date. I absolutely loved The Age of Miracles; it's basically what I most enjoy about sci-fi: the genre is used as a springboard to explore other issues. This particular novel is beautiful in its writing and story, reminding me much of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. It's a magnificent debut for the author, and I had very few little nit-picky issues with it.