Riley Bloom #2 Forhekset

9. November 2018 Off By lana88

 

 

 

 

Title: Shimmer

Series: Riley Bloom #2

Author: Alyson Noël

Published in English: 2011

Dansk titel: Forhekset

Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011

Sideantal: 164

Forlag: Alvilda

ISBN: 978-8771051438

Finished Reading: November 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal & Fantasy

Stars: 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.

 


 

Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi’s advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca’s sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she’s not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

 


 

I had to read this twice in order to figure out if I’d missed something important! However, it turned out that the book just didn’t develop or anything. It seem the author spend page on page explaining things that would have been better left unsaid. The surprise-elements were left at a bare minimum due to the writing.

The book is very short but it was so boring and frankly, the content was stretch to fill out the pages.

Things happen in the book but it’s not explained and we don’t really get a reason why the characters are feeling the way they do.

Riley is still the same annoying kid in this book but in a way I understand her a bit better now than before. At one time in the book we get to see that’s she’s changed just a tiny bit! She’s not as much as a push over as before. Which is great and all but I just don’t see the point in writing multiple books when all that’s said so far could have taken up like two hundred pages or so, to me, it feels like the author is trying to make money rather than writing something great for her fans. Even when it was supposed to be exciting, it just wasn’t. I’m sorry but I’m not a fan! And I don’t get the point of the plot.