Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders 3) by Brandon Mull

Chasing the ProphecyChasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, as I mentioned on the previous installments in this series, Brandon Mull does a great job at moving his books along. I'm sure that takes a lot of time and effort to pull off, but because he does it so well, I find myself wishing he would take the series further. If I feel like I got 6 books worth of reading out of 3, think how awesome it would be to get 10 books worth of content out of 5!

Having said that, I can only give 4 stars here. I don't know if I can even blame the author, as he might have intended to include what I see as a mistake: Rachel. She spends half this book being very whiny. She drove me nuts. From a writing perspective, I am tempted to say that he overdid it when he was developing that side of her character. I mean after the second conversation about how she felt everything was hopeless we got it. She wasn't on board. Move on. HOWEVER, I also recognize that it might not be an accident. Maybe her character is that whiny, and a little bit annoying. Maybe that is why Corinne is a better match for Jason. If that is a part of your master plan Mr. Mull, then the un-awarded star is for a slightly annoying protagonist. There, I've covered my bases.

Still, this is a great series, and I highly recommend it...