Fuzzy Fairytales

Adversity

Adversity - Claire Farrell This book is not a new story in the "Cursed" series, but it is showing Amelias point of view in Clarity as well as describing her dreams. The intent might have been to show Amelias struggle for identity and her spot in the family, but instead she comes across as a whining, spoiled, annoying brat. The parts about Kali were quite nice, and I kept waiting for them and rushing through the parts about Amelia. I really struggled to get through this book, and have basically wasted the last two days in doing so. I will try to get through the whole series, but right now I can't promise anything. I don't like to abandon a series midway, but as it is now I'm not sure it's worth the time or effort.

Magic Dreams

Magic Dreams - Ilona Andrews

I have to admit I actually liked this story. Not that it's so great, but I love the world of Kate Daniels and the way the authors are writing. Plus, it's nice to get to know some of the other characters from the story better too. Looking forward to read Gunmetal Magic!

Clarity

Clarity - Claire Farrell

I think it was slightly better than Verity, but still not worth the three stars. I keep feeling disappointed - it's too big of a focus on the relationship between Perdita and Nathan, and too much thinking/talking for my taste. I guess it's the lack of action and all the filling, combined with the feeling that the author hasn't been able to utilize the full potential of the story, that makes me wish for more. Maybe I'm to old for what must be categorized as YA fiction? I haven't read what the author says about the series herself though. As in "Verity", once again the last chapter and the epilogue were the best part of the book. Will I read any future releases? I guess so. Not because it's brilliant, but because I don't like "unfinished business".

Verity

Verity - Claire Farrell

I loved the Ava Delaney series by the same author - this one I'm not so sure about. It's not that it's totally bad, I just found it a bit boring. It took way too long for the story to reach it's peak, and I kept wishing something ould happen soon (as it is obvious from the start that something will). I'm keeping my hopes up for Clarity, but I'm not overly optimistic at the moment. It seems this series is aimed at a slightly younger audience than the Ava Delaney books, and thinking back, ten years ago I would probably have loved it. For me, it's too much teenage love, and too little action to go with it, to make it a favourite of mine.

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