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I admire how the author, D. Robert Grixit introduces the characters in this book and how he prepares his readers for what to expect. The author did a great job describing the atmosphere, scenery and how chaotic, gloomy, lifeless, dark, scary, eerie and dangerous his surrounding is in the wastelands.…
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Teenage twin sisters, Haley and Heather are emotionally drained. After the death of their father and losing their mother to mental disease they have no other place to go but their grandparent’s home in a small Southern town. That means moving into a new place, going to a new school and being as unpopular and unnoticed as it gets. Things take a wild turn as the most popular girl in school offers to share her secrets to the twins, secrets of a ritual that will grant them any wish, but with a price of course. The braver and more outgoing Haley, decides that she wants to experience the magic called Chaos with her sister, especially since its possible that the spell would be stronger with two identical people bound by blood. For some reason they don’t realize that anything called chaos cannot possibly bring stability and positive lasting happiness and soon things start to go bad. The sisters are putting everything on line for a wish that they don’t even seem that keen of coming true, if anything everything starts to go so wrong that things get out of control. When spirits and dark things start slithering in the dark and people who want something form them for selfish reasons start appearing on the horizon, Heather know that their wish is more trouble that it was worth and no one but her is aware of how serious things are getting. The tale includes some concerned family members and a close neighbor as the search for truth begins, but facts seem less real than fiction when the dark forces that bring the magic to life are very demanding, and very hungry.
I read this in two days and it was a fast paced story but overall it felt a little juvenile. It was more of a young adult horror novel than something heavy duty that I’m used to and the ending as interesting as it was, seemed a little laughable, little too young adult sci-fi than an ending that would make the story more serious. Few of the characters that I wanted to learn more about seemed to vanish form the plot line without much explanation after the whole build up, so that was a little disappointing. I like Leblanc, she writes smoothly and with ease and I can’t wait to read more of her books, and this was fun and easy on the system but a little fairy tale-ish.
- Kasia S.