Customer Reviews for

The Supernaturalist

Average Rating 4.5
( 205 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(122)

4 Star

(50)

3 Star

(19)

2 Star

(10)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Cute, Witty, and Fun

In this gem of teen speculative fiction, Cosmo Hill makes a death-defying escape from an abusive orphanage, only to be propelled into a rogue group of spook-chasing youths. As the plot unfolds, Cosmo learns about eerie similarities between life in the orphanage and his ...
In this gem of teen speculative fiction, Cosmo Hill makes a death-defying escape from an abusive orphanage, only to be propelled into a rogue group of spook-chasing youths. As the plot unfolds, Cosmo learns about eerie similarities between life in the orphanage and his new life as a Supernaturalist. Fans of Colfer¿s typical wit, humor, and creativity will again be thrilled. However, I have to admit that I was a much bigger fan of the Artemis Fowl books. This book had a more obvious opening for a sequel, and some of the plot twists were predictable, even if they were cute. If you are an Eoin Colfer fan, this book is definitely well worth a read. If you are new to the author, try Artemis Fowl first.

posted by The_hibernators on November 28, 2008

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Bad

two words......DONT GET!!!i hated it. i didnt even finish it. Please dont spend your money on this.its only 176 pages long and i got to 100. It was a bad book dont get!

posted by 5640623 on August 20, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 9 of 10 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted August 15, 2012

    This book is okay but very dark and grim. Characters are treated

    This book is okay but very dark and grim. Characters are treated in an inhumane manner and then die a horrible death. I would never give this to a young child to read. The themes include child abuse, insanity and death. Not topics for kids to read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    Eoin Colfer does it again!!!

    Congratulation's Mr. Colfer, once again you have written an outstanding book! Like 'The Wish List' and 'Artemis Fowl', The Supernaturalists is an excellent sci-fi novel full of suspence and excitment.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Drawn-out, hard to understand, not a must read.

    I have been pleased with Eoin Colfer's writing in the passes (Artemis Fowl, The Wish List), but found myself going back just to see what i'd read...easily forgetable, sorry Eoin, but keep em' coming!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    No Artemis Fowl

    It appears as if Colfer's best years are gone. After the 3rd Artemis Fowl, the WIsh List was a good book. 4 stars. But it was no Artemis. Now The Supernaturalist, through the first few pages to the end- is absolutely Eoin Colfer's worst novel. When does his next book come out??

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2004

    Please do not spend your money on this book

    Oh, Eoin Colfer! Where could you have gone so wrong? While Artemis Fowl and The Wish List are so imaginative, your newest concoction leaves a bad taste in one's mouth; it seems as if it consists of nothing but recycled cliches and overly melodramatic heroics. I was lucky enough to read the first chapter of The Supernaturalist at Hyperion's website and was left breathless at the last word; I had to buy the book the first day it came out. Disappointingly, most everything after that first chapter did not impress me. While the critics may tell you of the book's many 'unexepected plot twists' they become tiresome and predictible, and actually made me want to put the book down. I would recommend borrowing the book from the library or a friend instead. While Colfer's wonderfully unique dialogue and absurd, Odyssey-like meanderings through the supernatural usually enrich his books, they can do nothing to support the abysmal structure of his latest. I noticed several typo errors that should have been caught by a careful editor; it seems as if the book was tossed out as fast as possible in order to rake in more money, neglecting time for Colfer's story to develope on a deeper level. I would have given this book three stars, if it were not for its climax. The Supernaturalist's climax (don't worry there are no spoilers)can be essentially divided into two parts: the first, the ultimate deux es machina, and the second seemingly put in as an excuse for a sequel to be written. And what do sequels equal?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 9 of 10 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1