Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Review: The Mirrored Shard

TITLE: The Mirrored Shard
Book 3 in the Iron Codex Trilogy
AUTHOR: Caitlin Kittredge
PUBLISHED: February 2013
GENRE: Steampunk, Faeries
PREMISE: Aoife journeys to the underworld to bring back Dean.
MY REVIEW: Okay, technically there is nothing really wrong with The Mirrored Shard. It continues the story and brings it to it's conclusion in a fairly believeable way. It has resolutions.
But...I've read this ending before. It is almost a mirrored version (ha ha) of the ending of Beautiful Creatures and have to say Beautiful Creatures? Kind of did it better. Part of the problem is that I still don't get the Dean/Aoife relationship in the first place. I certainly didn't believe in it enough to buy that Aoife would be willing to do a greek myth worthy quest to bring him back. Then the rest of it was just so...predictable.
Honestly, it just sort of felt ho hum which is surprising to me, considering the first two books. I mean the way the second one ended I was expecting tons more stuff then this. It's like all the other plots just fell by the wayside and were solved half hazardly in comparison to bring Dean back from the dead. It sort of left me disappointed, I'm sorry to say. It's an okay conclusion that gets the job done, but I've read much better and more satisfying endings.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of the first two books, steampunk fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five graveyards

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