Shalini Mehta Mehta itibaren 31045 San Giovanni TV, İtalya
Harika bir kitap. Kesinlikle tavsiye ederim. Bu aslında üçlememden geçen ikinci zamanım (ya da sanırım şimdi 6 kitap ?? Kimse bana söylemedi ...) ve ilk kez yaptığım kadar zevk alıyorum. Karakterleri seviyorum, özellikle Simon. Son derece alaycı bir insan olduğum için alaycılığı ve kuru mizahı canlandırıyorum. Clare'nin henüz okumadığım kitapları okumayı dört gözle bekliyorum, City of Fallen Angels ve Clockwork Angel gibi. Her ne kadar aynı hikayede olduklarından, umarım çok fazla kafan karışmaz!
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Rating: 4.5 (After some more thought: A five, really.) Quick Take: Loved it. Loved. It. Steven's writing style is so easy to get into. To say that I look forward to more of this series is a serious understatement. Highly recommended to all of my ghost-story-friendly urban fantasy peeps. It might give you a fright, but it's well worth the thrill. Review: Freaking A, man. What an awesome book this is! I must confess that, as a scaredy cat and ghost-story wimp, I was hesitant at first to read Amanda Stevens's trilogy opener. The book description sounded very intriguing, but it was obviously meant to give the potential reader a taste of the eerie setting and chilling theme of the full novel. Boy, am I glad I got past that hesitancy. I was thoroughly creeped out whilst reading this tale, but more importantly, I was exhilarated. So let's start with that emotion. Yes, this book is creepy; the author is quite skilled at creating atmosphere. Stevens's writing style is resonant, engaging, and very easy to fall into. The language is crisp and easily accessible--not simplistic--and yet descriptions are vivid, crafting a clear visual and understanding of both the characters and the settings. I'd imagine that's precisely what one would want when attempting to scare the pants off of someone. ^_^ It's perhaps good that the mechanics of the language used does not confound, because this is indeed a dense book. There are numerous details that are integral to the storyline, and the main mystery is quite multilayered. In fact, there are elements in play that suggest the author is focused on the bigger, series-wide picture at all times. In that regard, this story's events solve mysteries, but titillate even more. The narrative barely scratches the surface of the main characters' struggles and inner scars. Protagonist Amelia Gray is one complex individual; amiable as far as protagonists go, but clearly haunted (literally and figuratively). That she finds herself drawn to an equally haunted man will provide a lot of arresting emotional material in upcoming installments. If you can manage a highly atmospheric, spooky and complex book that absolutely must be read as part of a series arc, you need to pick up The Restorer. This will be a standout series, just you wait n see! ^_^
An incredible graphic novel, using a loose and imaginative style to tell the story of the Holocaust. A look at the cover might have one skeptical (jewish mice, nazi cats?) but a few pages is all it takes to see the direction the novel takes on the subject. Very true, very beautifully executed, it is a must-read for anyone, particularly anyone interested in WWII