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Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Compelling story but annoying heroine

Elizabeth Phoenix has always wanted to be normal but she's never fit in anywhere. She never knew her parents and was a street urchin until she was taken in by her foster mother, Ruthie. And, oh yeah, she's a psychic. She's working as a bartender when she's compelled to ...
Elizabeth Phoenix has always wanted to be normal but she's never fit in anywhere. She never knew her parents and was a street urchin until she was taken in by her foster mother, Ruthie. And, oh yeah, she's a psychic. She's working as a bartender when she's compelled to leave in the middle of her shift to go to her foster mother. She finds Ruthie lying in a pool of blood barely clinging to life. Ruthie lives just long enough to tell her it's up to her, the final battle has begun. Elizabeth finds she's now the leader of a band of seers and demon killers at the dawn of the Apocalypse. The book leaves the reader anxious for the next installment in spite of a whiny heroine who just wants to be 'normal.' Her whining goes on for far too long considering she clearly doesn't have a choice. The bad guys have been trying to kill her ever since tneir successful attack on Ruthie! She seems to have adjusted by the end of the book and hopefully her character will continue to mature.

posted by Anonymous on August 5, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Any Given Doomsday -- Not what it's cracked up to be

I received this book as an early reviewer. I wanted to like it but after the first two chapters I wanted to throw it away. If you like fantasy, vampires or any other creatures of this genre then I cannot recommend this book. I won't spend any time writing a synopsis ...
I received this book as an early reviewer. I wanted to like it but after the first two chapters I wanted to throw it away. If you like fantasy, vampires or any other creatures of this genre then I cannot recommend this book. I won't spend any time writing a synopsis as others have already done a fabulous job. I will say the book was shallow and juvenile (but certainly NOT suited for teen reading). Full of soap opera scripted language that was tiring to read. The sex/rape scenes were long and cheapened the plot. The parade of vacuous characters became almost pitiful. You could have deleted 3/4ths of the book and not missed a thing.

posted by Anonymous on September 25, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    Any Given Doomsday -- Not what it's cracked up to be

    I received this book as an early reviewer. I wanted to like it but after the first two chapters I wanted to throw it away. If you like fantasy, vampires or any other creatures of this genre then I cannot recommend this book. I won't spend any time writing a synopsis as others have already done a fabulous job. I will say the book was shallow and juvenile (but certainly NOT suited for teen reading). Full of soap opera scripted language that was tiring to read. The sex/rape scenes were long and cheapened the plot. The parade of vacuous characters became almost pitiful. You could have deleted 3/4ths of the book and not missed a thing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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