Saturday, 29 June 2013

Review: Cicada - Belle Whittington

Reviewer: John
Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies
On the surface of it, I am the wrong demographic for this book; an Englishman approaching retirement age. I don’t know much about small town America or graduation, or how the world looks to a modern teenage girl.
I don’t want to spoil the plot by revealing too much, but the essence is that aliens are amongst us & have been for some time. Blair, the narrator & her friends become involved in the rescue & saving of one of the aliens, only to find there is more than one kind and they’re not all friendly.

Blair is troubled by the loss of her father & brother & struggling with coming to terms with the imminent loss of her remaining brother & slightly older friends to college, as well as with the fight to save the alien. There are discoveries made about her family history as well as about herself & her friends. That’s all I’m going to tell you regarding the plot.

I said in the introduction, I didn’t think the book would be for me, but I absolutely enjoyed it from the outset; the book gave me a sense of all the things I mentioned: small town America; coming of age; and while I’ll never pretend to understand women of course, I got a real feel for who Blair was.

I’m looking forward to reading Firefly, the next book in the series.

Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun... until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore this review, and I'm interrupting the 2013 Summer Author Blitz to share it tonight on my facebook fan page!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed CICADA, and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on FIREFLY. <3



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