Well, I'll have to admit that from reading the first few sentences, I had this really dreadful feeling I was going to have to face another DNF. And right after a different one as well.
In other words, Spellweaver is not the greatest first impression when you first open the book. Thankfully, it wasn't a snooze fest and joined the really small DNF club.
And no, I'm not that mean enough to judge a book by the first page. You just have the first 50% of the book to impress me. I think it's time for another review update (handy, because that's going to be updated after the new design goes up). And I think that sort of reassured some people.
I'll have to say that Hollie seems like a really fake character. OH EM GEE! Um... no. She's like Dee Black from the Lux series (I only read Obsidian, thank you very much), only on MEGA steroids or something. Even Dee doesn't do that... nor does anybody I ever came across – and that includes the people who gossip way too much for their own good – say OMG in that fashion. e_e
It could be a British thing. I somehow really doubt it. But the way it's written, it's just so weird. It could be the timing of it also. Still, it feels really weird and out of place. A sore thumb sticking out. *cringe, cringe* I will, however, have to give the author some credit on that. Hollie is the complete polar opposite of her twin brother Jamie, and therefore it's pretty easy to tell the characters apart.
Things were getting interesting about a fourth of the way through. BUT... it always gets interrupted with something else. e_e x2
And speaking of Thomas the Train, Spellweaver also sounds like that narrator (the author named Karen) from Strangely Fiction. Or something similar to that... it has Will Ferrell, who plays Harold Crick... and that's all I'm going to say about the movie. I could have gotten the name wrong, but it's close enough from the top of my noggin.
Well, no significance of C.J. Bridgeman's novel that I was left with, but not too shabby either. I mean, aside from a message of friendship. It wasn't great and certainly didn't land in my well liked books list, but it's somewhere in the middle. And I literally mean somewhere.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Owls