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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

The Demon King

The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima I technically didn't finish this book since I ended up skimming through to the end shortly after the halfway mark. I tried to hold out and read all the way through, but things were moving along at a snail’s pace. I don’t always need action and adventure, but when the characters become stagnant I have no desire to invest my precious time reading something that’s frankly not worth it.

The plot finally started to pick up a bit when Han and Raisa met for the first time, but unfortunately it slowed right back down. No wonder I decided to start skimming. I’m certainly glad I did considering the remainder of the book wasn’t all that great. There were a few high points, but nothing too exciting.

Ah, well. I’m probably being a bit harsh, but I hate it when something I thought I’d really enjoy turns out to be a dud. There was a ton of potential nestled within this story, but Cinda Williams Chima totally missed the mark. It’s quite sad to see a potentially epic book fall flat :/.