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The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities #1)
Author: C.J. Archer
Publish date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Smashwords
     Set in Victorian London, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums for five years. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.
     People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.
     Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world-Charlotte-but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust?

Rating: It's aight

     I surprisingly did not DNF this book. I really wanted to, but I didn't. The reason why I continued reading is pretty twisted. But, in all fairness, that's when the author's writing develops/evolves. That's when readers go, OMG WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO HER?!?!? SOMEONE HELP HER! Even describing it vaguely makes people intrigued.
     Whoever wrote the synopsis/blurb really needs to rewrite it and put this line.

Frankenstein Retelling, sorta...
It re-imagines Frankenstein and utilizes it

     There are many fans of Frankenstein out there. Lure them in!
     The synopsis/blurb is wordy and doesn't do much justice. The writing is boring, confusing, wordy, and the dialogue is awfully droll. I'm not a big fan of Historical Fiction and this book makes me dislike it even more.
     The writing is not consistent. If you read the synopsis, you know that a girl name Charlotte is incognito in disguise as a boy name Charlie. But she and all the other characters' personalities change quickly and drastically. It had no flow and it was really weird. Charlie acts more feminine and becomes even more outspoken. Seth and Gus aren't big brutes anymore, they transformed into some sort of brother figure. It was weird and happened all too quickly.
     The author didn't intrigue me. I was bored out of my mind. Lying Charlotte made my head hurt. I was so detached from this book. The author didn't make me connect or sympathize the characters most of the time. If you describe the male love interest in detail, that's when I go crazy-teenage girl hormones everywhere. But, everything was boring. It was vague during "important" times and OVERLY detailed on useless things.
     After 50% I started to like the book a little bit more. It got dramatic and really interesting. You go OMG what's going to happen? I ship it! I was really intrigued and shouting random things to no one. It was a good ending. I began to get more into the book. I developed feelings toward every character. I began praying for them!

5 comments:

  1. Haha I love it when a book makes you shout and then you look around making sure you're not being given the "weirdo" eyes by family members >.< great review, Vivien!

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