Book Review: Ruby (+Giveaway)
Blog :Splash Of Our Worlds
Date: 8/17/2012 9:00:00 PM
During the Salem witch hunts, an evil witch named Natasha Sullivan tricks a demon into confining himself inside an enchanted music box. She casts a spell that foretells that the demon will emerge in an unknown time in future after the birth of a child known as the Lumen Child. This child’s destiny is to bring light to the planet and Natasha knows that if he is killed then darkness will prevail. Natasha’s identical twin Sarah, discovers what her sister has done. Although she cannot break the spell she casts her own prophecy. It states that three witches known as the Triple Enchantresses will be born in the same time as the Lumen Child and they will be his supernatural protectors. The girls are not sisters, yet they will share a common destiny. Ruby is the story of the first witch and how she very nearly dies before discovering her true identity. Having grown up unaware of her powers, she is rescued by her loving grandmother who is also a white witch and taken back to the family estate where she learns everything she can about what her future holds. Ruby is the first in a four book series. Ruby Publication Date:
: 174 (ebook)Part of Series:
Review for tourRating:
3/5 stars Buy: Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)
Witches and Salem always sounds so intriguing so i really couldn't say no to the book. Now after reading it, i have mixed feelings about it. The good though, are more than the bad.
The story is mixed with witches,demons, prophecies elements. Something we've seen a lot, still the author managed to create something original enough, and make it interesting too. Personally it kept me in from the first chapter, and i finished in one read.
Now the real problem, if you can call it problem, is that the book is only 170 pages. There are so many things happening in there that those pages aren't enough. Even though the characters are generally likeable, you don't get to know them that much and connect with them. The first half of the book is also more detailed than the second part which is full of action happening all together and fast. The romance while it could have been something really interesting to see developing, it pretty much happens in less than 5 pages.
So you see, i enjoyed the book but it missed things. It could have been truly great. This is the author first book though, and self published so i'm not too harsh with it. I think the next one would be way better so i can't wait for it. And heck, Ruby's own "Hogwarts" house makes me excited only thinking about it!
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