Monday, May 18, 2009

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Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life's been pretty rough so far. With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has all the elements to keep teens rapidly turning the pages.
from borders.com

Beth says 4.5 Stars...
I've seen this book before, but hadn't really thought that much about it until I picked it up to read. What I found was a complex and haunting tale. Zara was a fascinating character. It was interesting to see her move beyond the pain caused by the death of her beloved stepfather. Her evolution throughout the story was engrossing. To her character development a fantastic story was added. The only problem I had was that many of the minor characters felt underused. They were all so interesting that I felt that they could have been a more integral part of the story. The haunting magic that drove the plot forward was unique. I'll go ahead and way that I'm a sucker for dark fantasies. This one had new takes on common ideas and themes. I must say that I'll never be able to look at Tinker Bell in the same way again. My favorite character by far was Zara's grandmother Betty. I found this book to be delightful and thoroughly enjoyed its dark and haunting story.

4 comments:

Amelia said...

Thanks for the review! The cover of this one had me perplexed. I wasn't sure if I'd like reading it or not.

Melanie said...

I've been wondering what this book was about. Now that I know, it looks really interesting. Thanks for the informative review!

Kate said...

Great review. This sounds like a really interesting read :)

Insert Book Title said...

Great review!

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