Monday, November 8, 2010
Elizabeth C. Bunce has concocted the perfect fantasy read in StarCrossed--it's exciting, suspenseful, a touch magical, full of endearing and complicated characters, and accompanied with a very real and tangible setting. Though the onslaught of details in the exposition is a little overwhelming at first, it doesn't take long to get settled into the book. The pace is just right, and the plots and subplots play out with perfect timing. Digger is an excellent narrator--she's smart and quick, and her dry sense of humor will keep you laughing. One of the major pitfalls in many fantasy reads today is how anonymous the secondary characters of the book are, but Bunce defies that issue with her excellent cast of supporting characters that are all very memorable and unique, and despite their large number, surprisingly easy to keep track of. Digger's personal journey, from thief to friend, and the mystery and its resulting drama she becomes embroiled in are both gripping and entertaining--StarCrossed is a spectacular and thrilling book that will leave you dreaming long after you've read it.
Cover Comments: I do like this cover--the greens and golds and browns are cool, and I like how you can see just a sliver of the girl's face--it seems fitting since she is a thief and a apy. The designs are also unique and fun! An excellent cover!
Review copy provided by publisher.