Tuesday, 2 October 2012
The Seventh Blessing by Melissa Buell (arc)
Series: Tales of Gymandrol (1)
Kindle Edition, August 15 2011, 227 pages
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I was rather sceptical of this book as the cover didn't really grab my attention or excite me in any way. The saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' is definitely relevant to this book as although the cover seemed very generic the story was nice and refreshing. I love books about fairies and this was no different. The pacing wasn't perfect, in my opinion, at first it was too fast. Then it did slow down somewhat, which made it easier for me to understand what was happening, but during the middle where they're all travelling I felt it was too slow I was eager to get to the end and find out what Sam's seventh gift was. There where little clues throughout the book as to what the last gift is but I was always guessing wrong, which was mainly the reason why I was so into this book. It isn't perfect and there's loads of places I feel could have been cut out completely because they didn't add anything to the story. Although I did enjoy this story I won't be rushing out to buy the next in the series.