O FALLON, MO, United States | Member Since 2010
The Isis Collar continues Celia Graves story as an investigator with new and unusual powers (part Vampire and Siren - unusual, right?). I recommend this book as a great escape into an alternate universe with very entertaining characters. Nothing deep going on here, but just a fun and entertaining 9 hrs and 38 minutes, that I consider well worth the credit I spent.
What you should know:
-Not a stand-alone book, previous books must be read to understand the character interaction.
-While this is an entertaining book, no major progress is made within Celia's world as relates to her powers, or her relationships... What you knew at the end of book 3, is pretty much what you know at the end of book 4. However, the story is a great adventure within Celia's world and shouldn't be missed if you enjoyed the previous 3.
If the author had wanted the main character to be a guy, he should have written her as a guy... Think BIG, Think Butch and Think UGLY. The pretty guys are gay... the big butch girl is a lesbian in the story because no 'man' wants her (because of how big, butch and ugly she is)... I just felt insulted by the stereotypical roles playing out. I liked the John Carter setting.. but if the rest was supposed to be some subtle tongue-in-cheek, I just didn't get it.
I am an adult that was greatly entertained by this futuristic YA novel. There are some very interesting concepts within the story, and it had me hooked right from the first minute. The friendship interaction is great and held quite a few humorous moments that had me laughing out loud.
What you should know:
-This IS a YA novel and the complexity of the tale reflects that fact, but it IS a great story, and the young adult within myself enjoyed every minute of it!
-Well Worth the Credit, and I will be listening to this book again.
Right up there on my "Fun-to-Listen" Virtual Shelf! I will enjoy listening to this book again.
Rook Myfanwy Thomas (Myfanwy is pronounced as 'Miffany' and Rhymes with 'Tiffany') - This character continued to evolve throughout the book, and I cheered at seeing her evolve.
I read other reviews that were pretty much right-on in describing her cadence as difficult to get through in the very beginning, which she quickly overcame. Perhaps the awkwardness was intentional, as she did progress and become extremely competent along with the main character.
A fun listen and held my interest throughout... Hope more is to follow in this series!
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