Thursday, November 22

Ruby: Book Review


Amanda Burke

June 29th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal

Official Blurb -

During the Salem witch hunts, an evil witch named Natasha Sullivan tricks a demon into confining himself inside an enchanted music box. She casts a spell that foretells that the demon will emerge in an unknown time in future after the birth of a child known as the Lumen Child. This child’s destiny is to bring light to the planet and Natasha knows that if he is killed then darkness will prevail. Natasha’s identical twin Sarah, discovers what her sister has done. Although she cannot break the spell she casts her own prophecy. It states that three witches known as the Triple Enchantresses will be born in the same time as the Lumen Child and they will be his supernatural protectors. The girls are not sisters, yet they will share a common destiny. Ruby is the story of the first witch and how she very nearly dies before discovering her true identity. Having grown up unaware of her powers, she is rescued by her loving grandmother who is also a white witch and taken back to the family estate where she learns everything she can about what her future holds. Ruby is the first in a four book series.

There were many times during this book I felt it was missing the weaving that holds the moments together. More like an oral telling where there isn't as much time to intricately weave things together and build all the emotions. Sort of in the style of and then. . .and then. . .and then. Not much going on in between everything.

My favorite part of any romance is all the build up. This romance had the essential elements but all the subtly was lacking. Which just ended up making it feel cheesy.

There was so much being thrown into the mix that I got overwhelmed. Maybe if there had been more description it wold have worked. At one point two new characters enter the scene and there is no information about them.

Esther was so overly happy and super sunny that I just couldn't like her. In fact, she seemed so impossibly good that I was certain she was evil. . . or maybe I was just hoping she was evil to justify my dislike of her.

I guess I was waiting for the bad guys to make good on their threats but it never panned out. For once the good guys had the upper hand. It wasn't even a close call. Especially if you compare it to the current close calls being written in all the dystopian novels.

Ruby sure gets some odd special powers. I must admit myself to be most interested in just how animal mimicry and hair manipulation will help her out.

It was okay at first then boring in the middle proceeds to get better the last 30 pages. After which point it ends really oddly.

Violence: Moderate