September 8th 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy
Ever listened to someone read who is insufferably monotone? They just drone on and on and suddenly nothing seems important. You are even considering throwing yourself off a cliff to escape? Well, that was the situation for me with this book. It makes sense considering the character's situation. Guillaume is out of touch with humanity and emotions. He has no feelings and hardly any interest in anything. It just isn't easy to read. Aude is very much the opposite. She is constantly worried her many outbursts are proof that she is crazy. It is hard to get a good read on her. Also, I couldn't find any interest in her passion with her band Lucid Pill.
Following the emotion highs and non-existent lows rides a prophecy. I strongly feel I am currently on the outs with anything prophecy related. Vague portents of world altering stuff just isn't cutting it now. So after 138 pages I called it quits. I think there is some potential to this story but I just couldn't muster enough interest in the characters or their plights to continue.