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Frilly and rather boring.

  • Dec 8, 2009
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Regarding the book Queene of Light, I'm not going to bore you with intricate details on this book. Too many times I find myself rambling with long explanations - that boils down to one thing. Yeah I liked the book. Well, for Queene of Light, yes I did like it. But, I also had some major problems with it. First off, let me tell you why I liked it. For one, the concept was interesting and original. Secondly, it was well written and the plotlines were tight. Thirdly, the tone of the book was consistent.

Now, for the reason my stomach was a bit queasy while reading this book. The author employed a very over-used romantic ploy that I am going to call the Edward Cullen Technique in honor of the New Moon release. The I Love You So Much I Need to Break Your Heart Send You Away And Pretend I Don't Like You Technique. In this book the author turns it around - the chick does this to the male, instead of vice versa, but it's the same as a lot of other books out there.

Why would this technique be employed over and over in romantic settings? I understand it builds dramatic tones, and the hopes that the couple will be reunited. Yet, in Queene of Light it was used to basically eradicate the male supporting character. With one fell swoop he is gone and the story progresses without even a backwards thought of him. In New Moon I think this technique really worked, in fact it held together the entire book. But, the filler of the "push away" was loaded with another romance blooming between Bella and Jacob. Within the pages of Queene of Light there is no secondary romantic filler - there is only the original conflict that was established before the "push away" occurred. So, for this book I don't think the technique worked, which was why it didn't sit well with me.

Besides that, I enjoyed reading about this interesting world. I recommend it to fantasy fans that like a little modern grit in their genre. Yet, because of the "push away" problem, I really don't want to give it a high rating.

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This series rocks in every way! ----Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld series

Armintrout skillfully characterizes each character, and her use of description varies between chilling, beautiful, and disturbing. ----The Romance Readers Connection on Bloodties Book One: The Turning

The relationships between the characters are complicated and layered in ways that many authors don t bother with. ----Vampire Genre on Bloodties Book Two: Possession
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ISBN-10: 0778326624
ISBN-13: 978-0778326625
Author: Jennifer Armintrout
Publisher: Mira Books

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