Tuesday, February 22

One Hundred Candles: Book Review

by Mara Purnhagen

First Chapter: Weird
Prediction based upon first chapter: (3)

Main Player: Charlotte Silver
Place: Cleveland, Ohio and South Carolina

Moment Divine: ["Irritated is not a mood," he whispered back "It's a state of mind."]
This was a fun read, but no where near great.
That said there were some problems.  The whole story picked up a lot more tension an action this time around.  Sadly these really intense build ups had a weak release, which was very unsatisfying.  The romantic portion of this book was sort of a mess.  I was completely confused by the explanation given as to why things worked out the way they did.  Perhaps, I am getting to used to the angst and lustful books I have read of late.  I felt that Charlotte seemed far to sad over her loss of a relationship for how she always treated her "boyfriend."  She also had no problem moving right on after her heart had been so irreparably damaged.
The action sections were really frightening and intense.  Before long the pages were a bit boring.  The way they worked out their difficulties was vague and weak next to the forces they were up against.  It was hard to sit still and read this book.  I had to force myself through it a bit.  The characters seemed to have lost some of their depth or excitement.