Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert (3 out of 5 stars)

I liked this book, but I didn't love it.  This is the 3rd book I've read from Mostert, and I enjoyed Windwalker more than this book, but I liked this book more than Season of the Witch.  Reading Mostert's books, I've come to realize I usually don't like her characters, so that has a big impact on my enjoyment of the story; I have a hard time pulling for someone I don't really like.  I enjoy the ideas for the stories, and for the most part I like the writing style of Mostert; sometimes the description can be lengthy for things that aren't really relevant to the story.  I liked the intrigue of "The Midnight Side", so that kept me reading.  I wanted more from the ending; as I tend to with Mostert's books, and I would like smoother transitions between the present and the flashbacks in the book.  The world Mostert creates brings life to the story.  All in all this is an interesting read, and I can respect Mostert for having flawed characters.

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