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City of Souls (Signs of the Zodiac Series #4)

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Disappointing 4th book

    After the first 3 books which were all "page turners", this one dragged and dragged and dragged ....
    I was very disappointed in the book having lost interest by the 3rd chapter. The plot was transparent and the ending predictable. Definitely NOT up to Pettersson's prior standard.

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  • Posted July 17, 2009

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    meh ...

    okay. i'm a little bitter today, but i must say i expected more from this book. having said that, the first three were really good so i'll forgive a slump by the author. the protagonist (joanna) was a little clueless in this book. unless the author's intent was to surprise us all (she didn't), her suspenseful build-up fell a little flat. and, also: if you're going to shock the audience the way this author tried to do, you'd better have a good reason and the story had better be awesome. by the time the truth was revealed, i had become so annoyed that i just didn't care. i just felt let down by an overly dense, metaphyical mystery that became so diffuse that it ended up being rather pointless. this main character had so many crises going on at once that i forgot a few at times and it felt as though they just kind of parachuted back hard into the story at the author's convenience. i really like this author's take on the zodiac, and i hope the next installment in the series is better or i'll just start getting these from the library. But wait, there's more!!! I had to come back and update this review, because I forgot my biggest problem with this book: Incorrect vocabulary/spelling. That is truly unforgivable, certainly for a publisher of this level. This author apparently doesn't know the meaning of the world "clamor," and uses it to mean "clamber." Wow. She had the protagonist "clamoring" into the back of a taxi cab, up a ledge, over a ditch ... you get the point. Truly unbelievable.

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