Thursday, August 23

Redemption: Book Review


Hearts of Stone #1

September 8th 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy

Official Blurb -
Guillaume: For five hundred years I've existed as a gargoyle. Perched atop an old Montreal church, I've watched idly as humanity wanders by. With the witch Marguerite gone, there is no one left to protect, nothing to care about. I never planned to feel again. But then a girl released me from my stone restraints, allowing me to return as a seventeen-year-old human boy. I must find out all I can about this girl's power . . .

Aude: Getting attacked twice in as many days is strange in itself, but even stranger is the intriguing guy I keep running into. There's something so familiar about him, like a primal drum rhythm from my dreams. But spending time together only raises more questions--about my heritage, a native Mohawk prophecy . . . and an unearthly magic threatening our city..

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.