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Well-written, great characterization, snappy dialogue. Though
Well-written, great characterization, snappy dialogue.
Though Callum whines throughout the book, it it understandable given his plight.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me turning pages. I hope the author is writing another book.
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Posted August 15, 2013
Dimensional stories are a new genre that I'm really loving. It a
Dimensional stories are a new genre that I'm really loving. It a mix of moving action along with a mysterious force, pulling the reader into different worlds. I, for one, loved this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Plot: What would you do if you plunged into water and woke up in a different world? First, I freak out and then I think what do to. The plot moved well gathering the reader for great world building and characters. On the surface, the reader see and feels the gaps in the world. It's a daring experience trying to put everything together at once. I let the story guide me, putting myself in the thoughts of Callum, I let everything seeped into my mind slowly they way he did. He was smart and after thinking things through bit by bit, he slowly began to understand what is happening. It does move slow in the beginning, but it does have a lot of information to divulge, so give the book time to unfold.
Characters: There are some minor character that put the final piece of the puzzle and helped Callum. I felt like these guys (especially the end) was the comedy relief guys. No one understood their weird comments or actions. I knew to pay attention more to these guys cause they knew more than what they led on. Callum himself, did a big change in taking a role he didn't want to play and well played it perfectly. He did act strange at first but he got it. Callum questioned why he was so different in this world and what happen to change it. I always wondered myself what I would be like in another dimensional world. *shrugs*
Dimensional: This is the main part of the story and yes I loved it. It played out well from beginning to end, giving the reader an impressive experience. For me, dimensional stories are hard to pull off since they can be confusing. Blackwell doesn't confuse the reader at all, instead giving the reader a steady and exciting story to read.
Undercurrent is a dark, impressive story. With the perfect ingredients of action, mystery and dimensions, Blackwell excellent story telling moves the reader. With a vivid execution from start to finish, Undercurrent is an entertaining ride.
Posted July 26, 2013
* Actual rating is 3.5 stars. I love YA books told from a male
* Actual rating is 3.5 stars.
I love YA books told from a male POV. I really think there need to be more of them. Especially ones that the voice is so well done like this one was.I'm also really enjoying reading alternate reality/alternate universe books. This one was really great in that it was an alternate reality, but it was really focused on the one that Callum is in, and doesn't switch back and forth between them. I do tend to get a little confused trying to keep things straight so this was very refreshing for me. I also loved the mystery element of it all, even though I figured out what was happening pretty early.
The main character is Callum, and I really liked getting to know the real him (at least the one that we are currently in the head of). I also thought it was neat to get to know the alternate him who is totally different from who he is in his original reality. He is totally confused though. He wakes up in the hospital and soon discovers that things are very, very wrong. He has no clue what is going on, and slowly needs to figure things out. I thought that he made some really stupid decisions, but he managed. I liked that because he seemed very realistic to me. He messes up, he's insecure about things, he's scared. It makes me believe it more.
There's not really much more I can say about the story, but it was really great. There was a good mystery and thriller element to it, and even though it was alternate reality, it wasn't really focused on that except when it was important and necessary to the story. I also liked how it ended, and I hope that a sequel is made for it because I would love the story to continue. I thought that how we get Callum's memories from his other reality and then it goes into his current reality was done really well.It gives a well rounded story of how different Callum is in each one, and the reasons why he is. This was great!!
* An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.
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