Friday, October 25, 2013
Book Review: Conjured
AUTHOR: Sarah Beth Durst
PUBLISHED: September 2013
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PREMISE: A girl with no memories tries to find out who she is and why she's important to the people holding her captive...
MY REVIEW: As you all know by now: I love Sarah Beth Durst's books. To me, she's one of the many underrated YA authors who fly under the radar which is a darn shame. She's a great writer and she's one of those rare authors who is always always writing something new that she hasn't done before. This book is totally different from her last book, Vessel. The only things her books ever have in common are that they have fantasy elements.
This book is a good example of how she plays with writing style and ideas and I just love that. Though I will say, this is not my favorite of hers (that's probably between Vessel or Drink, Slay, Love) and I don't think it's as good as some of her other books. But like all Durst books, it was interesting because I couldn't predict what would happen. That's a pretty rare thing in YA nowadays.
So, not Durst's best work. But like all her stuff, it's unique and definitely one of the more interesting books of the year.
WHO SHOULD READ: Sarah Beth Durst fans, Fantasy fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five memories