Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Light of the Oracle, by Victoria Hanley
My favorite things: Bryn (the main character) is strong, resourceful, kind, beautiful, modest, genuine and just a great character to read about in general. Kiran (her close friend and someone she starts to develop feelings for) has a bird-chosen ability that allows him to communicate with animals, which is one of those things I really wish I could do and even joked about being able to do in my younger years (I always said I could talk to squirrels haha). He can speak through his thoughts to animals and this ability makes for some interesting and exciting situations throughout the book. I also loved that Victoria Hanley gave me vivid images to look at in my mind and I love when a writer can paint with words without getting too bogged down with adjectives. This is one of those books that would make a great movie!
Criticisms: There were a couple slow parts where my mind drifted trying to read, but there were literally only two parts like that and they both were very short.
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars! I've had some good luck picking books lately, yay!