Monday, July 9, 2012
Review - The Kraken's Mirror
This was a fun book that I am glad I got the chance to read. I really enjoyed the characters and the world that has been created here.
As you can see from the description it is set in a mixture of times and worlds. You have the modern period where Emily is from. And you have the world she is transported too which is similar in concept to the idea of the Bermuda Triangle. Things enter the world but they rarely find their way back to where they came from. But everything is accepted and incorporated into use.
The characters were fascinating and very well done. They have their own complexities and backgrounds that make them interesting and you want to find out more. Although thing I liked about the characters is that neither Alan nor Emily are younger like we usually see. They both have lived and experienced parts of life before they meet.
The characters are also fun, because as the world is a bit of a mix match between past, present and future. They each have characteristics and language that comes from their time. Alan really speaks a lot like you would expect a pirate from the past too, while Emily responds back with modern terms.
All the secondary characters are just as great as the 2 mains. And there is even paranormal creatures that exist. So far we have been introduced to the vampires in passing. And I am hoping we learn more about these characters in the future as well since they seem to have quite a history behind them and the deal they have to live in peace with the town.
I am looking forward to the next book and hope to see this world continue on for a while. If you are looking for a fun read with time travel, romance and a touch of the paranormal pick this one up.