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Green (Green Universe Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Book

I am an avid reader and I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of fantasy novels.

posted by 5916891 on April 27, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A Decent Read

A critic who reviewed this book stated that it was akin to Carey's Kushiel Series. Of course, after reading that I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough.

The plot was easy enough to follow, with a false climatic part (or so I thought), that was really a build up fo...
A critic who reviewed this book stated that it was akin to Carey's Kushiel Series. Of course, after reading that I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough.

The plot was easy enough to follow, with a false climatic part (or so I thought), that was really a build up for the true climax. The characters were likeable, however I never fell in love with them.

The descriptions were .... Almost there. It is hard to explain. It is kind of like trying to watch a TV show with really bad reception. You get the basic idea, but I felt like it lacked on last nudge, one last description, to really solidify the image in my head.

Despite that, I find that this book was a fairly decent read. I did finish it, after all. I'll probably read another one of Lake's books. I think that maybe I expected too much because I am such a huge fan of Carey's lush world and descriptions in the Kushiel series.

I think that if you didn't go in with really high expectations (as I did) you would be perfectly happy with this book.

posted by Montreve on April 2, 2010

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

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    A Decent Read

    A critic who reviewed this book stated that it was akin to Carey's Kushiel Series. Of course, after reading that I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough.

    The plot was easy enough to follow, with a false climatic part (or so I thought), that was really a build up for the true climax. The characters were likeable, however I never fell in love with them.

    The descriptions were .... Almost there. It is hard to explain. It is kind of like trying to watch a TV show with really bad reception. You get the basic idea, but I felt like it lacked on last nudge, one last description, to really solidify the image in my head.

    Despite that, I find that this book was a fairly decent read. I did finish it, after all. I'll probably read another one of Lake's books. I think that maybe I expected too much because I am such a huge fan of Carey's lush world and descriptions in the Kushiel series.

    I think that if you didn't go in with really high expectations (as I did) you would be perfectly happy with this book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Good book, not fantastic

    Green is a great character. At times I felt like this book was more a character sketch than a story, as it dragged in some spots. I nearly gave up a time or two. I liked the resonance of the book, and how things tied together in the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Foldar

    Nods*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    entertaining

    This was a fun fasr read

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Good start, bad end

    Although I really liked the concept behind Green, and enjoyed the first third of the book - the coming of age arc - it rapidly began to drag with an increasingly forced plot, more random situations, and a colder, less emotional main character.

    A good read still, but I wish the three sections of this book had been broken into three separate novels, with proper care to give each a growing character and plot development.

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