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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

World After

World After - Susan Ee I think this books deserves about 3.75 stars, but decided to round it up since I thought the action picked up a bit toward the end. The beginning was a bit slow and there were actually several days where I just didn't want to read any more since things were dragging along at a snail's pace. I finally picked it up late last night and ended up staying awake way longer than I intended.

My main issue with this book was there were several moments where things seemed overly fake and forced. "Angelfall" was the same way. I actually found Pen a bit annoying at times and was thoroughly glad when Raffe rescued her from the grisly angel party at the new aerie. I was exceedingly happy to see them back together! The banter between Raffe and Pen is pretty awesome :). I guess what I'm getting at is conflicts and seemingly insurmountable obstacles had a way of resolving themselves in an unbelievable manner. The whole "Pooky Bear" bit was also a touch too saccharine for my liking as well. The ending was pretty phenomenal though, which was the same for "Angelfall."