Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

Summary from Goodreads

     Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Phoebe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?

Patterned Text Generator at TextSpace.netEXTRAORDINARY was less than extraordinary to me. Phoebe was a wonderful character in the beginning of the book, but was too easily led astray by Mallory. She was way too much of a pushover and just totally ignorant of the power Mallory and Ryland had over her. Her lack of a backbone made for a very boring plot and made most chapters feel like fillers. Mallory was a very good and easy person to hate. I admit that my feelings for her were kind of conflicted because she did show a bit of compassion. Ryland was not an attraction to me at all in the story. He seemed strange enough that even a Daredevil's senses would've been tingling. He was six years older than her and always treated her like a child. He was way worse than Mallory because it was obvious that it was a game to him in the start. Benjamin was a very good love interest, but I would've liked him better if he had been included from the very beginning of the story. EXTRAORDINARY was not what I expected, but it was certainly not what I wanted.

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Jessica S. said... Best Blogger Tips

I read this recently, and found it hard to want to write a review about it since I couldn't get into it. I was expecting more from it. Thanks for the honest review!

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