(The Cloud Prophet #1)
Author: Megg Jensen
Format: ePub on Nook
Published: February 5th 2011
Rating: 5 Birds
When I first opened this on my Nook I was struck by how many pages there were. it's listed as 620, the the story itself only takes up 584 - still I was like "Yikes I should have started this sooner". I figured that it would take me a few days to plow through between house work, and the kids and all those other "wifey" things I am to do around here.
Not the case at all. It was such a fast read that I was almost shocked when I turned the page to find the story was over. (THANK GOD it's a trilogy!!) In total it took me just a few hours to read, though that was split over 2 days since my youngest tried to gouge out my eyeball with her talon like fingernail yesterday, leaving me blinded for a few hours. No joke, I'm already blind in one eye and she managed to hit the good one. I'm investing in safety goggles from now on.
Anathema is an action packed thrill ride into a beautiful world I could only dream of being able to create. The characters are layered and deep, and just how I like them. It is really easy to become Reychel, to see things through her eyes and to feel what she feels. Jensen really excels at making you the main character so that you're not just reading the book but living it.
This is the kind of book I search out, the kind of book I dream of. I don't get caught up in grammar, or weather or not the editor missed a few things, you will very rarely find me complaining or noting on these topics here. While important for a writer, yes, I am blogging on behalf of the average reader. What I want, no...no...what I need is a book that can totally take me away, make me not care about the pile of laundry on the floor, the bad day at the office or the bills. I want an escape when I read. Isn't that what Reading Rainbow promised us all those years ago? Well, Anathema delivers!
Please stop over to Amazon and pick up a physical copy for $11.00, OR get it on your Nook or Kindle (an eReader!) for $2.99 <--- at that price, even if you don't like it as much as I did (which I highly doubt), what are you really wasting?
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