Fast Reader

Yup, I finished another book: Storm Thief by Chris Wooding. I found this book on the New Fiction shelf of the library’s YA section.

Grade: B

Storm Thief is a quick and fun read. It has plenty of unique elements, but they are sometimes overshadowed by similarities to other works of fiction. There are also times when the characters’ feelings and motivations are overexplained in a way that I associate with bad romance novels.

Now here’s something really interesting: the author has had several other novels published and he’s only 30 years old! It’s strange to be reading fiction by someone younger than myself, and I wonder if knowing his age might have made me either a kinder or harsher critic.

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