The cover although utterly beautiful, I kind of don't get the relevance of it to the book. I don't even think Lanny is a brunette? I loved the original tattoo style of the first cover and was hoping to see something in that design again. I kind of missed the black edged pages too.
My initial reaction to starting this was that I didn't feel as anxious as I did with The Taker. Generally I am more scared of the unknown, so you would assume that this booking being set in real time as opposed to flash backs would be a hell of a lot more scary. Somehow I had a completely different reaction to what I expected.
I did love the use of different narrators for this instalment. I didn't expect some characters to have the thoughts they did, so this gave me a great new insight.
Some of the story was a little repetitive for me. Especially the thoughts of Adair. I felt he just kept thinking and saying the same things and by repeating them it didn't change or accomplish anything.
I didn't feel any great connection to any of the characters. For me they were weak, twisted, unpleasant in some cases all of the above. I didn't feel I was routing for anyone in particular, but it enabled me to read it in an unemotional way.
All that said the conclusion was brilliant, I am so excited to see where the next book will go. I actually have no idea what will happen next!
Overall I didn't enjoy this as much as The Taker, but I know understand why its necessary to bridge to the conclusion which I have very HIGH hopes for!!
Rating 3 1/2 Out Of 5
Published In The UK By Century Books
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