Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pale - New review

We are having a great storm here in Uruguay, since yesterday we are having some strong winds and a lot of rain, which brings a perfect opportunity to stay at home reading.
Today I bring a new review of a book that only took me 20 minutes. However, is really disturbing (in a good way) in only 70 pages the author scared me to the core.

 



 
PALE by CHRIS WOODING.
 
The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead. Only thing is, it turns you into a Pale. Jed can't imagine anything worse, but then the choice is taken out of his hands...



(I got a copy from Netgalley).






MY REVIEW.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pale is one of those books you read in a sit. You probably won’t take more than half an hour to read it because it catches you from the first word. Well written with great characters and a great outcome.

An original story that felt short at the end, with everything a YA novel need, friendship, romance, bad guys and an interesting background. The idea of a serum that allows you to return from death and live forever is a great.

The main character, Jed, is a teenager who sees himself in the worst position ever. He has to deal with pretty rough changes and deal with his worst nightmare. In only 70 pages he learns all the lessons that generally would take more than 300. You don’t need more than a few pages to teach the real value of friendship, of accepting yourself and to realize that karma exist and is there waiting to give you what you deserve.

Maybe in a longer novel we could read more about the characters and get to know them more, but I think that for a short novel is creates a believable environment with real characters. Sometimes is better to have a good book than a longer one.

Overall a fun recommendable read for young and adults as well.



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1 comment:

  1. The idea of the serum is really quite interesting. I like this line - You don’t need more than a few pages to teach the real value of friendship.
    Might go for this one since you say it's a fast 30minute read!
    Thanks Ruty!

    Aditi @ READioactive

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