only uses a sword once in the whole book! (That's because she changed her weapon to something else, but I'm not going to say what.)
Anyways, when I read the beginning, I was so confused. I was wondering how it all tied into the Cinderella story and why they were all going through that type of servitude. It all unfolds slowly, but it all makes sense at the end. I loved what they did with all the characters.
This book was separated into 3 parts. The first part was when Pin was in servitude. The second part is where the Cinderella story actually starts. The third part is where they all are trying to escape from Story (< - - That reference only makes sense if you read the book).
The story itself was beautiful and timeless. The concept and idea was something I would have never thought to put together. I was completely dumb struck at the way it was executed and the beauty of the writing.
To me, all the characters were developed quite beautifully. My favorite character was Shoe. Hands down, no question. Shoe was so perfect and wonderful and amazing and stubborn, but he was doing everything he did with the right intentions. That's just some of the things of what I like about him.
I give this story 5 stars!
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So you all might not know, but I can't for the life of me read or watch embarrassing moments. They really just won't work. This book, however, has none of those unbearable moments! It was great!
Anyway, this book sparked my interest when I was going through the library the day before (yeah, I think so) we went on Thanksgiving vacation. I saw the cover and loved, so I picked it up and went on my way. I was not expecting all the things in side of this book.
The characters were wonderfully developed. All the characters captured you from the very beginning when they're introduced in the story. My favorite characters were Lucy (obviously) and Walter (who you will all meet later in the book).
The writing was superb. This book was set in the Victorian-era, so the language is everything that it would be back then. Because of this, some parts of the language isn't the greatest. It's not that horrible, but just telling you all. If you're sensitive to some types of speech, then you might not want to read this book. The iffy language disappears after the 1st chapter and after that it is spread across the book, only popping up once or twice in that one chapter, then 5 (maybe even 6) chapters later, there is another character saying that stuff.
The story was quite vivid and captured you when the first sentence is read. The characters, mystery and magic help move the story along. The ending is so wonderfully satisfying that you could just end there, but not every answer was answered in this book.
I loved reading the book. It's absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad this book is a trilogy and that all the books have been published. My rating is 5 stars!
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points. Or in the least startled.
The Setting: Just like before, it was imaginative and creative as ever. You saw every landscape so vividly and clearly. Because Seraphina traveled into more lands and experienced different things than the first book, you actually get to see their lands in a beautiful way. This was one of the best parts about the book.
The Characters: Because Seraphina is gathering her other half-dragons, you get to meet a lot of new characters then you did in the last book. Most of them are quite refreshing while others... others you just want them to completely disappear from the book and live a happy life with the other characters. Here were my favorites:
Princess Glisselda! She was a magical wonderful person in this book. She was a very determined young girl, she knows how to lead a whole kingdom, and she... she's just great.
Abdo and Orma are always going to hold such an awesome place in my heart. Though they have quite tragic stories in this book... :(
And I really do not like Jannoula. She is probably the worst character in this whole book. No... she is the worst character in this book. She fools you every single time, and you think she's good, then she does something horrible and you go back to thinking she's evil. -_- I really just don't like her.
Also, I wanted to tell you all this. Close to the end, Jannoula says her background and it is very... inappropriate. There was something small like this in Seraphina, but it wasn't like this. So please don't start this book and expect it to be all okay, because this isn't.
That is my review! I give this book.... *drum roll* 4 stars!
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I've read the last book, which was called The Everafter War, and was it mind blowing. And I started doubting that Michael Buckley would begin to start losing his touch. OH BOY was I WRONG. (I'm not even sure why I started to doubt him.) Although I'm not going to spoil anything for you, because I want you to read all the stressful, beautiful, wonderful, funny moments ALL FOR YOURSELF, I am going to say this. If you want a book to read, READ THIS! And, by the way, no one likes things ruined for themselves.
All I can say is that, this book is phenomenal and if you were looking for a good series to begin, here you are. (By the way, the author cranks this book's 'oh my goodness' rating very high. Like high-high.)
I give this book a four and half star.
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