Friday, 12 July 2013

Charming (Pax Arcana #1) by Elliott James

Arc provided by netgalley.

I tried!! I really did!!
But i just can't force myself to continue reading this!! And i really wanted to like it! Because the premise sounded really good...unfortunately it didn't live up to the expectations.

I'll start with what i liked:
_The concept of the story, the idea of a "Charmings" bloodline, whose main occupation would be fighting monsters...
_Basically the first was funny. It was witty...and it was completely deceiving... because i thought i was going to love this!!
_The cover... O_O

What i disliked:
_ Info dump....this book takes that concept to the extreme. I know that this is the first book of the series, and that the author is trying to provide us will ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ...but really, please FOCUS ON THE STORY!

_Once again "info dump", this time right in the middle of ACTION SCENES...c'mon!! So the guy's running for his life, while at the same time he's giving us some "classes"...about something!!

_John Charming who supposedly would be this kick ass Knight...for an OLD kick ass Knight he  just sounds too YOUNG, and naive...he doesn't steal the spotlight from the other characters, you know?
He's just another one...

_Cheesy Lines, that when not told by a gangly thirteen year old, just sound stupid...

_The female character's name: Yeah, i hated it! It made her sound a piece of furniture...she doesn't have to be named after a gun, to be tough!!!

What a pity. Because this could be so much more...

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