When the literary world is better than the "real" world...
This series was a good quick read. Nothing too special or difficult. I enjoyed most of the characters although I wish that there wasn't as much stereotyping and cliches. There was some inconsistencies in the time travel universe (paradoxes) and not enough world building but for once I was okay with that. The book was light and fun and I decided to go along with it.
This was a very entertaining read with a few flaws. Unfortunately, the series lost a lot of its novelty and originality in the second book. Also, we didn't learn very much information about what was going on. I feel like a lot of the plot was sacrificed for the relationship drama. Despite all that, I still enjoyed the characters, setting and dialogue. I really like Kami and Jared's unconventional relationship. I liked the insight into Jared's character with his POV chapters. I'm also very interested to see how Rusty will develop. A solid 4 stars.
As much as I wanted to like this book, I felt like all the magic was sucked out of the original story. Much of the original conflicts are gone and I felt like most of the characters were caricatures of themselves. This bothered me the most with Wendy and Hook. There was a good story in here but I feel that the story would have been better served if told on its own and not as a re-imagining of a fairy tale.
Wow. This was a very intense book. Once the plot got going I really couldn't put it down. I liked how no character was perfect. They all had there own flaws and surprisingly realized that they had flaws. I do wish there had been more development of the characters. In the beginning I felt like I barely knew any of them. They were just one sentence descriptions. For example, the daughter was the slut. Dylan Keen is the overworked husband and so on and so forth. Luckily as the book went on, I was shown more of their personalities rather than told who they were.
The plot itself was very creepy. I did like how the book got into all the ramifications of the plot. People dying from the plane crash and the power turning off are a few examples of this. Unfortunately due to the shortness of the story, a lot of things are left unexplained. Who is the man that is coming? Why is everyone staring? Despite the loose ends, I did enjoy the book.
A final word. This is an adult horror story. I would not recommend this to anyone younger. There are some graphic descriptions and a pretty intense rape scene. Also, I just got the feeling overall that this was meant for an adult audience.
All in all, a pretty solid 4 stars on the entertainment scale. Thanks to Nathan Robinson for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! :)