What a strange book this is. Many friends have raved about it but I'm afraid I'm not a fan.
Between not being able to find much to like or a..Show More »dmire in the heroine, the weird smoker hero, the largely improbable plot points and character reactions (even within the suspended reality of the book's own universe) and some truly bizarre moments (obscene versions of the Velveteen Rabbit, Dr Seuss and Curious George, anyone?), it just didn't do it for me.
My reaction may have been colored by the narrator - bad British accent, rapid fire delivery, and a flip, offhand, casual tone/expression that makes some of the more (melo?) dramatic lines sound so wrong, and makes the protagonist more irritating than engaging.
As the second book in the series, I am still finding myself wonder is she actually just crazy? Then I change my mind and think no she has powers. Ver..Show More »y much looking forward to how everything pans itself out. Really enjoy Mara as a character and her grappling with the type of person she is.