Wednesday, April 10, 2013
"Obsidian Mirror" by Catherine Fisher
NOTE: I received this book from Netgalley to review.
I'd heard lots of awesome things about Catherine Fisher, so I requested this book, all excited and full of great expectations. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed.
Firstly, until about half way through, nothing really interesting happened. We were just introduced to the characters and some of the circumstances. Nothing special, nothing to grab my attention. Perhaps that's why it took me an entire week to finish this novel. It just didn't do it for me.
Secondly, the mysteries around which everything was revolving, weren't something absolutely out of the blue. No one really behaved outside of their character, which bored me. I mean, I would've wanted to see someone growing out of themselves by the end of the story, but no.
Venn was still the same guy, who cared about no one else and nothing else but getting his wife back.
Jake was the same rash boy who only cared about his father.
Sarah was perhaps the only mysterious character, who we didn't know anything about until the very last page.
And Gideon is my favorite of the lot. I hope they manage to find a way to help him out.
In conclusion, I want to say that the writing style was good, but the story isn't all that original. Also, the characters didn't really make an impression on me, so I can't say I'm thrilled by The Obsidian Mirror.
My rating, unfortunately, is