Thursday, April 7, 2011
Syren (Septimus Heap #5), by Angie Sage
Favorite things: Spit Fyre: the dragon, the feeling of being in another time period similar to the renaissance, the lovable characters, the post-notes at the end of each book that are similar to a mini-epilogue for some of the characters, the talent of Angie Sage to get me so involved that I actually said the words, "Oh no," out loud while reading this, the island setting in Syren, the creepy descriptions of something happening (I can't say what without a spoiler though haha) and the whole world Angie Sage created - I feel like I really know some of these people and places now.
Criticisms: there are almost too many characters in this series for me, because I found it hard to remember who a few of them were and there are always new characters in each book too. It's a bit frustrating when you have to stop and think about who such-and-such is before you can continue on reading and if she would just use a few less characters in each book, it would be easier to follow along. Other than that, nothing, I don't have any of the potential complaints other readers might, because personally, those things don't matter to me. I'm along for the ride and I don't necessarily need to know how I got there to begin with or why the ride is so weird or how it's upside down with no bars to hold on to...
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars! If you have similar tastes to me, I would really recommend this series. :)