received for review (forever ago)
Interesting characters, setting, and concept.... but the writing style was awkward. The first person pov worked fine (possibly a little wordy, but that was an interesting contrast to Morgana's inability to speak) but the third person just... didn't. I was jarred out of the narrative over and over by the clunkiness.
There was a lot of drawing things out too-- the villain is going to kill everyone but let's spend a few days not trying to do anything about it.... just because.... no real reason. Just for fun? I don't know, but the last quarter or so felt like a lot of waiting for... I really don't know what. The villain to just go away? It seemed like there was a lot of "We'll have to do this soon" and then spending the next several days very much NOT DOING THIS.
Anyway-- Alyson (over at Eat, Read, and Be Mommy) and I decided to read "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" because, well, the idea amused us. This is my something blue. It really is a gorgeous cover... if only the book had lived up to it.