- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0765332035
- 条形码: 9780765332035
- 商品尺寸: 14.2 x 2.6 x 21.5 cm
- 商品重量: 358 g
- ASIN: 0765332035
- 用户评分: 分享我的评价
Unwept: Book One of The Nightbirds
“Tracy and Laura Hickman creat a world so complex and dynamic that the reader will be surprised in every chapter. Readers will anxiously await the next installmetn in this unique, thrilling new series.” ―RT Book Reviews on Unwept
“Hickman writes with authority, masterfully and powerfully.” ―Sacramento Book Review
“Hickman creates memorable characters and realms of immense richness, while holding the reader enthralled.” ―Publishers Weekly
“The scope, detail, meticulous planning, and weaving and winding storyline…are just breathtaking.” ―R. A. Salvatore on Mystic Warrior
TRACY HICKMAN and LAURA HICKMAN have been publishing game designs, books, and stories for over thirty-five years. In addition, Tracy is a New York Times bestselling coauthor of many novels, including the original Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragonlance Legends, Rose of the Prophet, and Darksword trilogies as well as the seven-book Deathgate Cycle. Tracy and Laura live in Utah.
|5 星 (0%)||0%|
|4 星 (0%)||0%|
|3 星 (0%)||0%|
|2 星 (0%)||0%|
|1 星 (0%)||0%|
Premise: Ellis wakes up on a train after a terrifying dream. She is sitting across from a woman with a baby, who tells her that she’s been sick, and she is going to stay with her cousin. She has no memory, only a sense that something is terribly wrong.
This is one of those books where the discovery is half the joy. You, the reader, will figure out things faster than Ellis, who doesn’t have the ability to notice references and foreshadowing. I went back and forth while reading the book over which of a few possible reveals I thought it would be, and which I wanted. While I’m not 100% on board with the final reveal, I think the world could go interesting places from here.
The setting, a tiny New England town, is perfectly creepy, and the build slow without losing tension. It helps that the book is rather short. Ellis uncovers one unnerving thing after another, while everyone around her is so happy that she’s back, and so eager to hear about her trip to the city, which of course she can’t recall.
All the details about the town and the people in it just contribute to the mystery, and just a heads up: the tone of the book takes a swing from dark fantasy into horror for the last section.
I really liked Ellis, I liked the way she tried to stand firm as everything around her fell apart, I understood her fear and confusion, I liked where she chose to push and where she chose to conserve her strength.
I wish the book had more of an ending, but this is a ‘real’ series, where you’ll have to read the next one to find out what happens…
First in the Nightbirds series
2 stars (DNF)
Ellis finds herself amidst a strange town with no recollection of who she is or what is going on around. Something feels off in the town she finds herself in and she can’t help, but feel as if she’s inside a nightmare. I was incredibly excited when I was approved for this on Netgalley because 1) the cover is absolutely gorgeous, 2) the summary is intriguing, and 3) it seemed like a book I would love. Sadly I didn’t even make it to the 50% mark of Unwept. I found myself enjoying the opening chapter. I thought it was creepy and the dream sequence left me feeling excited for more. This feeling quickly left me feeling unsatisfied. The tone of Unwept is very uncertain and while I don’t mind this tone I don’t like the feeling of being trapped while reading and that’s exactly how I felt. I felt like the opening chapter- trapped in a coffin and it was as if I couldn’t get out. I quickly began to dislike the book because the town felt like one giant coffin. I also didn’t understand the dual point-of-view aspect that was slowly thrown in. I wasn’t sure if this was because there are two authors and they wanted to take a gander at writing from different perspectives, but whatever the real reason behind it is- I don’t care. This book is as dull as the characters introduced. The characters are talking pieces of cardboard who exhibit no sign of emotion; even the main character who should be the most interesting character in the story. I DNFed and I’m sadly disappointed. Maybe one day I will give this another shot, but it seems very unlikely.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 2
Plotastic Scale: 2
Character Scale: 2
Cover Thoughts: This is another case of beautiful cover, crappy content. This cover is just so gorgeous. I love it.
Thank you, Netgalley and Tor Books for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.