Friday, May 21, 2004

Prophecy of the Stones--Flavia Bujor

Three young girls find out on their 14th birthdays that they are crucial to the battle between good and evil in the magical land of Fairytale. Although they are supposed to be enemies, traveling together and facing danger brings them closer and makes them friends. At the same time a young girl in present day Paris lies in a hospital bed withering away, dreaming of Fairytale and the three girls.

The writing is clunky. The dialogue is clunky. It's just not well-written. The author tells instead of shows. The character development happens too quickly. She would have been better off separating the story into a trilogy or at least 2 books, taking more time to show the development and the plot, instead of telling us "Now they are friends." And the parts with the girl in the hospital are just dumb. They don't relate to the story well at all.

I don't care if the author was only 13 when she wrote this. A book should stand on its own--either it's good or it's not and this one just isn't.

Reading: I'll probably start Messenger--Lois Lowry tonight.
On My Nightstand: Lots of Pregnancy and Yoga books, and Pregnancy and Working books that I haven't opened yet. And I still have that darn Sarah Dessen book.


Anonymous said...

I think Flavia Bujor's book is really great. I go to a bookclub and that is the book we are reading this month. I think everyone who likes to read fantecy will like it.I give it five stars!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I disagree with GoddessLibrarian. The Prophecy of the Stones is one of the best books I've read. I'm not saying that it's bad to express your opinion, but at least have a little respect when you do it.

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