dystopian, creepy, suspenseful
I was looking for something that would grab my attention induce the same way the Hunger Games did. While I will not pretend that this is it's equal, Starters held my attention from start to end and i am looking forward to the sequel.
The third and final installment of this series is better than the first two books as the characters are more layered, the story is more exciting and the ending is very touching and a tad unexpected.
As with the first and second installments, Simon Jones takes this story to an indescribable level by capturing Bartimaeus' personality and "essence" perfectly.
I liked that I was able to put this book down between chapters (until I got to the end).
If you haven't read the first two books of this trilogy (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye), I wouldn't start with this one. Without all the back-story there's a lot to miss. That being said, I think this might have been the best of the three.
The concept and story of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter caught my attention; I wish that the author's writing style (mock biography meets journal excerpts?) could have held it. The style was dry at times and I found myself tuning out frequently and would have to replay sections after realizing that I no longer knew what was happening in the story (a rare occurrence with other works). I also found that Seth's shifting point-of-view in the book to be inconsistent and thus hard to follow. It seemed that he shifted POV out of convenience (from what perspective is it easiest and fastest to tell the story) rather than to make an effort to fill in the blanks.
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