Friday, December 2, 2011

Starcrossed Review

359 pages
Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the city, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Lord Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes that her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought... that indeed, she may be at the heart of a magical rebellion.

This book seemed to have a lot of potential but I have to say it was extremely tedious to get through. I found that things seemed to be a bit disjointed at times. I felt like the story just dragged on and took too long to come to any sort of climax. Digger is an interesting main character but I can't say that she was a really likable one. I did like unraveling the secrets and mysteries that everyone around Digger was hiding. There wasn't any real romance I guess because Digger's lover died so closely, but it didn't have a big impact on the story. I think that this story just needed to be developed a bit more then it could have been an excellent novel. All in all I would not recommend this book to pass time unless you have absolutely nothing else to read.


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