I liked most of the characters. But....I could not stand Alexis' whiny, baby talk. The first half of the book it is not so noticeable, but the secon..Show More »d half made you want to knock her in the head and yell grow up. I have to fault the mother and the rest of the group who purposely sheltered her for that. Perhaps this book starts her character off with such an immature outlook so that by the second addition we can see how much she has grown. I just don't know if I am too annoyed with the whiny, teeth gritting sound of her to even download the second. Okay, I have a couple of questions. 1. If you know that there is a group out to destroy your daughter, why do you not teach her self defense or something other than biting her nails so she can defend herself? 2. If Tristan is the ultimate weapon, why was he defeated in the very first battle we get to see? Now, it might be that I am drawn more towards grittier, darker PNs. This book seemed to be the Disney version of a fairytale rather than a Grimm's version. And I am sure as long as something can be done with the whiny tone of Alexis, the second book might answer these questions for me. I just don't know if I want to bother. I am normally a quick listener when it comes to books, but I knew something was wrong when I downloaded another book and listened to 18 hours of it before I could come back and finish this one.
This is just my opinion and I can see from other reviews that I am in the minority on this one. But......to each his own :)
I really enjoyed book 1 of the series and really looked forward to this 2nd book. However, I found a good portion of it unnecessarily wordy. Halfway..Show More » through and towards the end, I kept wondering: how many ways will one sentence or emotion be spun on and on! It seems several paragraphs were used to describe what half a sentence would usually do. I actually got annoyed and irritated a few times. Towards the end, I just wanted it to finish. However, it is still a good book, while not as enchanting as the first one.