Monday, 12 July 2010

Forest Born by Shannon Hale

Title: Forest Born
Author: Shannon Hale
Published by: Bloomsbury
Publication date: 5th July 2010
Pages: 389
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the author.

Growing up in the Forest, Rin always turns to the trees when she needs peace or reassurance, then one day she senses a change.
Rin knows that something bad is happening, and maybe she will find answers in the city.

But a mysterious threat haunts Bayern too, and Rin must join the magical fire sisters - Isi, Enna and Dasha - before venturing back into the woods towards the kingdom of Kel, to face what lies in wait for all of them.

This novel was extremely difficult to get into - it didn't really grab you and there wasn't much going on. There are 389 pages but all the exciting things that really make the story gripping and fun (all the things that stop you falling asleep haha) started happening at around page 200.

The cover, though? I love it! It's much better than the US edition. It's so bright, and it really stands out. The photo doesn't do the real cover justice. It's so shiny and glossy....basically, the perfect cover, although it doesn't really tell you much about the story itself.

Razo, the main character Rin's brother, is my favourite character. He's funny and brave and he knows how to make Rin feel better when she's scared/sad. He sounds like the perfect brother. He's cool! :O)

I think I give this book 3/5. Very slow to get into, and even though it was a unique storyline, it didn't really pull me into the story at all. I wouldn't really recommend this.

1 comment :

  1. I haven't read this yet, and now I'm not so keen to. I'll still give it a try, though.
    Great review!