Thursday, 16 April 2015

Guest Review Amber: What Curiosity Kills

What Curiosity Kills (The Turning #1)
 May 1st 2010
 Sourcebooks Fire
Pages : 288
Rough estimate of time it took to read: 7 Hours
Source: Gifted by Kirsty

Nobody can know your secret.
Nobody can know your power.
But if nobody knows who you are to begin with...what's stopping you?

I whisper, "What's so special about me all of a sudden?"

Nick says, "The Turning."

Mary feels different, but can't explain why. The fainting, the strange cravings...and worse, the things she's noticed about her body.

Mary doesn't know where to turn. If she tells her parents or her sister, she'll risk losing everything. She has no other family, no way of knowing if what she's going through is normal. Everyone she's ever known and loved could reject her...

I found What Curiosity Kills easy to read even if some of the words tripped me up a little bit. It's fast paced, but paced well with the well thought out plot, and I thought it was executed just as good. Even though there isn't another, I would've liked to have read it.

As you can probably tell, I really enjoyed this story, so much I couldn't put it down once I got through the touch and go first 2-3 chapters but then it was plain sailing, so would highly recommend.
It's pretty short, too, so that's a plus, but it has a lot packed into those 288 pages, so you're never bored. Even though character development was sacrificed, they weren't as fleshed out as they could have been, but they still felt real at times, so I felt like I was following the story with them.  It did make me want to learn Greek, so I could read some of the words in there and know they are true and are not google -translate. I really want to read more of this story and think that anyone else that reads this may enjoy this book. Very easy to get into and very well written. Loved it!

Shame there isn't a second book, and I don't usually read books that are in an unfinished series, for obvious reasons, but it was worth reading.   

1 comment:

  1. The cover is very catchy & pretty looking - I like the change in eye colors, i do wonder what that is about. Wonderful review overall <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections