Monday, April 22, 2013

Review #1448 Pandemonium by Chris Wooding

Book Review #1448
Pandemonium by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz
Rating: one star (out of four)

I was not a fan of this story. Now, I'm not a big manga/anime/comic book reader, but I'm usually pretty excited to come across one (though I might not intentionally seek one out unless it was written by a particular favorite author, Shannon Hale's Rapunzel's Revenge is a good example.) Bu still, I started this book with an open mind. The characters fell flat and I had a had time following the story. There were segments throughout the story where I felt like I had missed something, almost as if pages had been torn out. The plot seemed weak and I didn't really have any vested interest in what would happen in the story. Maybe it just wasn't my type, but I didn't enjoy it at all. The illustrations didn't do much for me either. I wouldn't recommend.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly what parts made the story feel like you had missed something? I felt those "missing" parts to be missing because the story isn't complete. Though I do agree that the story plot may have been weak, that shouldn't break down someone's description of a good book. Parts of the plot are hackneyed, such as Seifer replacing the prince and being a more suited prince than Talon, himself; but that doesn't change the fact that readers become curious on what steps Seifer can do to overcome the harsh situations given to him. The thing I do hope in the story is to see character growth(whether good or bad), which did not happen in the book. But there are missing pieces because there must obviously be a second book to go along with it. It's about paying attention to the minor details and asking yourself questions as you read along the way.

    When doing a review like this, please try not to think about what you fely in the story but think about how others may interpret the story to give a well review. I don't want to sound like a prick or seem like I know better, but was merely confused by your review which seem more like an opinion than a review at all. You only pointed out the bad in your opinion. A fair review would point out what you disliked and liked. If you didn't enjoy it at all I don't think there would be any point in a review. It would have been too useless of a review to put up, now wouldn't it?