Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn

The Iron Butterfly (Iron Butterfly #1) by Chanda Hahn
YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating: 2 Stars

Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device on untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai. Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia's worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her; dead or alive.

My Thoughts: There isn’t much I can say about this novel. The synopsis makes it sound pretty interesting but it ended up not being that way. Most of the time that I was reading this I was confused. There was no background presented up front so I spent more time trying to figure out what I was reading than actually enjoying the story. It felt like I was missing something. This will probably be my shortest review ever. I didn’t hate the book but I didn’t enjoy it either. I had to push to finish it and I don’t like having to do that. We want more from our novels and this one just didn’t give enough information to keep me interested.

Cover: 3/5
Writing: 2/5
Characters: 2/5

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