Author: Kiki Sullivan
Series: The Dolls #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
Date Read: July 18th, 2014
Point of View: Single (Eveny Cheval)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal/Magic
In a Nut Shell...
The book sounds more intriguing than it really was. The characters and the plots were messy... So one word... Meh
Advance Reader Copy provided by Balzer + Bray
So you might wonder what the heck are "the Dolls". Imagine a group of insanely beautiful, extremely rich, super popular, wickedly shallow people. Then add the ability to perform dark magic and communicate with spirits. Now you get the idea.
To be honest I liked this book a lot at the beginning. The suspense added extreme excitement to the story on top of the weird dark magic things going on. Then it was a little too dull when all they were talking about was their looks, and boys. The mystery which I hoped to be mind blowing was kind of predicable and bland. So bland.
The romance was almost unbearable in my opinion. Caleb and Eveny barely talked, in fact Caleb was almost never in the scene until the last, like 5 chapters, and they talked about being madly in love. I think it moved way too quickly. There was no connection, no chemistry. Nothing. I'm still not convinced they were in love.
The characters were okay, I guess. I liked Eveny for being true to herself (to some extent), but most of the time she was too annoying. There were some characters that I don't think were necessary to the story, like they were there just for the sake of being there.
The writing was, again, okay. The pace was nice at times, and was off most of the time. The dragging part of the story which was in the middle part was a total letdown.
It's pretty obvious that there will be a book 2. The question is whether I will read it. Probably yes, because I'm a little curious how things are going to be. Or maybe not.
I'd recommend this book to those who do mind reading a book about a group of a bit shallow people.