Wednesday, February 13, 2013
"The Gathering Darkness" by Lisa Collicutt
NOTE: I received this book from Netgalley.
Nothing too interesting about this one. It's rather trivial actually. I've seen similar plots all over the place. I mean, come on - long lost lovers, reincarnated several times in the past and this now is their last chance to defeat the evil.... it's not original at all. It's so similar to Cara Lynn Shultz Spellbound series, that I was entirely sure of the ending even before I was 20% in.
Also, I was disappointed by the lack of action in the end. I'm not going to say more, because I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, but the book could definitely have been written better.
I especially didn't like the fact that the lead female, Brooke, who was supposed to be this powerful magical creature, couldn't perform a single spell to protect herself or the people she loved. In my book that counts as lame. I mean, you can't have a strong heroine, only to totally disable her supposed abilities.
Another thing I didn't like was that the characters weren't all that realistic. Sometimes the dialogue sounded forced, and I couldn't help rolling my eyes.
It's definitely not an emotionally catching book. No feelings stirred my heart. So the most I can say is, it was an okay read.