Cracked: Review

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This book started out beautifully, and while it didn’t stay beautiful for very long, it was certainly very good.

The first page of this book drew me right in. The prose on the first page is quite nice, introducing the voice of Meda and the subject of the book in beautifully crafted sentences. Even though the beautifully crafted sentances were gone by the second page, the writing style was still unique and the subject matter intriguing enough to keep me reading.

The writing style in this book is very interesting. It’s written almost as if we are looking through the eyes of the main character, Meda. Yet, it’s as if the reader can also step back and look at the whole picture when Meda can’t. The writing style is the perfect amount of sass and straightforwardness to draw in the younger reader. And while I can’t exactly say that the older reader will enjoy the writing style, it’s a perfect fit for this book and the characters in it.

The plot/subject matter of this book is really interesting. Just the premise of a girl who eats souls is unique, but the way the author puts the good/evil spin on things really sets this book apart from other books that might have similar subject matter.

The plot of this book is really nice. There are numerous conflicts (good vs. evil, Meda vs. her inner demons, etc.) throughout the story, which allows for nonstop action throughout the story. And while there are numerous conflicts, they all spin together to create a strong plot in the story.

The characters were very likable. They are extremely easy for a young reader to relate to and enjoy, while not being annoying for older readers to read about. The dialogue between the characters was awkward at times, but mostly the characters were strong and conversation flowed smoothly between them.

Bottom Line: I would give this book 8/10 stars. While it isn’t the typical story that I like to read, I still enjoyed it. The writing style and plot were both extremely unique, making this book a fun and quick read. I will probably look for the second book in this series.

I received this book for review purposes via NetGalley.

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