Saturday, July 27, 2013
Review: Casting Shadows
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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I read this in about 45 minutes. As the third Falling Fast book, it carries on the series beautifully and deals with many issues.
A few of the issues the book deals with are: betrayal, heartbreak, LGBT, bullying and family issues. Normally, a book only has one or two of these things, as in a usual book it makes the book overcrowded and full of depression! But Sophie McKenzie made it possible- the book's essence is light and summery whilst being realistically showing the issues and River's feelings.
There are some chapter where I would love to read Flynn's point of view, such as the group counselling session and when the very, very drunk Emmi told him about "Slug Tongue" and her and James' "2-second kiss". I can imagine it: thoughts all over the place, anger pulsing... Although they would be interesting to read, they, even with Sophie McKenzie's talent, would probably be quite messy and hard to write if you wanted to properly reflect his anger in those scenes.
I think with any more, it would have been too much and go too fast. But the author made it just right!
If you haven't read Falling Fast and Burning Bright, it's best if you read those first, but unlike most books, you could just get away with not doing so; unlike many sequels, it subtley explains the minor details you need to know.
So, overall, this book is everything a girly summer read really needs... romance, drama and some action to add that hint of excitement.