There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
Oh, Naji… le sigh…
Fantastic and meaty little short story — narrated by Naji — that gives the reader extra background info about his relationship with the river witch Leila as well as just being a great little character-development piece. It was wonderful to be reminded just how lovely and sophisticated Clarke’s writing style is, and also to be reminded just how much I love Naji’s complexities and internal conflict. I find him absolutely fascinating, and I cannot WAIT for more of his and Ananna’s story in The Pirate’s Wish!
WARNING: DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ DEITY!!!
Oh my word, the feels on this one! After Deity I really…REALLY…needed something to ensure me that there is hope for Alex and Aiden. I mean, seriously, that ending…yikes! It was excruciating! So, Elixir was just that. Besides the fact that it gives us some much needed insight into the situation directly after Alex becomes the second Apollyon, it also gives us some much needed insight into Aiden’s character, and since he’s my favorite character in the series…well, you can imagine that I am oh, so happy having read this beauteous novella. Honestly, I think Elixir may be my favorite of the series and it’s not even full-length!
Okay… I’m kind of amazed that the average rating on Goodreads (4.1) is as high on this one as it is… I give this one a 2.5 stars, generously rounding up to 3.
The snippet for this book gives away the whole plot. Main character, Pagan, falls in love with Death, whose name is Dank.
dank (adj.) – disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold
Terrible name choice.
The plot was rather disbelievable. I would say “unbelievable,” but that has a positive connotation.
I’m starting to think that 2.5 stars was too much and I’m rethinking this decision… It might just be a 2.
Redeeming quality: has Sztella and Pepe as cover models.