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This book is as addicting as the first one. Readers will get a g
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Posted September 17, 2012
What I Liked: 1) I still like the setting of this one. The tiny
What I Liked: 1) I still like the setting of this one. The tiny hamlet of North Hampton makes me think of Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls fans, anyone?) and I like the intimacy of it all. The small library where Ingrid works, and the local watering hole that Freya has made her own. It was comforting to go back to this setting. 2) Freddie was a neat addition to the mix. Because he's been in Limbo for a while he doesn't really know how to handle himself in their world anymore. There is a huge different between his maturity level and Freya's even though they are twins. But he brings some more chaos to their lives, and made the story interesting. 3) New humor. There was a lot of humor injected into this book with the addition of the pixies. They brought some much needed warmth to the rest of the story.
What I Didn't Like: Unfortunately, this book fell into the Book 2 trappings that I've warned against before. It seemed like the whole book was just to get us from book one to book three, without much substance. I'm afraid had it not been for watching Freddie's character develop, and the pixies, there wouldn't have been much of anything. The other characters didn't really pull me in very much, and the plot was a little stagnated.
Overall Thoughts: Serpent's Kiss struck me as more of a transition than anything. The plot was a little stale, and character development came to a near halt, other than the new character of Freddie. There was a lot of redeeming bits of humor though, and I absolutely love this setting, so I'm not giving up on this series. I'll be hoping for more from the next book, The Winds of Salem, set to release in June 2013.
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Posted September 15, 2014
Not recommended -- TV show is more interesting
The first book in this series was fairly interesting. This book however, backtracks. For example, all the rekindled/blossoming relationships at the end of the last book go back to square one in this one and have to be rebuilt, so you're basically reading the same storylines over again. And as in the first one, there are obvious clues that immortal witches should be in tune to, and instead they are completely clueless like the mortals in the story. Not that a story about "magic" should be believable, but the actions of the characters do not comply with their supposed past lives, experiences and collective knowledge. I actually almost didn't even finish this book because it became so uninteresting and drawn-out. I came back to it a couple weeks later, and as expected, the book as a whole was still disappointing. I honestly wouldn't recommend reading any of this series. I have a degree in English, and for once, I would say that the TV show is actually better than the books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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