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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: Extraordinary

Title: Extraordinary
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Book: Bought




"Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become a close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herse...morePhoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?"


Let me just say, that this book is um, weird. While I enjoyed Ms. Werlin other book Impossible, this one was nothing like it and in fact left me sad.

Phoebe comes from a family that has some serious history. A faerie is sent to befiend then trick her, forcing her into an agreement that a family ancestor made in part for her. The deal was to take a girl was is ordinary. But is she?

It doesn't take me long to get into a book. Pretty much if it is in my genre that I read, I will most likely,  like it. But this one, just left me confused and hard to get into. I found myself re-read passages and just not liking it at all. Some things were just too strange and weird.

I even find myself having a hard time writing this review. While this book was enjoyable after a while. It was a slow start with different POV's going back and forth. I, personally, this book was just not for me. I wish I could of enjoyed more but I could not.

I give it 3 BITES!


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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the honest review. That sucks that it isn't as good as Impossible, I really enjoyed that one!

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  2. I bought this book about a week ago and i havn't been able to read it yet. :O I'm kind of scared to read it now haha but thanks for the review [:

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  3. I liked it, but it wasn't the best. Great review. Loved your honesty!

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  4. I didn't have a very pleasant experience with this book, while I thought it was ok, I had a few personal problems with it.

    Mostly characterization, Some characters I just didn't like and I never bought Ryland's appeal.

    :D

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