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Two-faced Nitpicker

I'm here just to scope this place out as an alternative to goodreads and as a little bookbank in case I ever bank out of goodreads. (And did I also mention goodreads?)

 

About me: I'm a pretty lazy reviewer but big on reading so don't expect much reviewing but when reviews come, do beware of endless rambling about everything, including things unimportant like digressing on other unrelated books.

 

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you"

The Calling - Kelley Armstrong The novel would have fared better if Maya and her friends actually did more than whine or trek through the foresty growth, and if there was actually you know, supernatural stuff in a supernatural Ya book.

Forgive my little annoyance, but mot of what Maya did was pretty monotonous. Considering I look for action and fantasy elements in a book which promises supernatural fun, it was pretty disappointing. I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series, Adult PNR set in the same world. Yet I don't feel that sucked in as compared to reading her other books, where the conversations and relationships ran so well and I really anticipated every move.
But the moment I start reading, there's about what, 3 deaths? 2?
It turned into a very Lord of the Flies -esque thing, with nature and no parental supervision but sadly, far from murdering each other, they just blundered around and made me want to murder them instead. However I like how we do see a facsimile, a nice little nugget of how Maya transformed or the rest of them finding out what they are, and that lovely empty town scene, but the pacing just really didn't work, and the sense of direction was basically floating around in dark matter.

Considering how I really expected more of it, it was really disappointing, but okay maybe it wasn't that bad but really, this book is destined to be read in a few sittings for the pace is definitely not for one.