Monday, 30 March 2015

#Bookreview: Translucent by Dan Rix

I was actually hoping to get this up in time for his launch on March 19, but so many things came up (even though I finished reading it in Feb) that I just couldn't find the time to write the review.
So anyway, here it is.

Translucent (Translucent, #1)Translucent by Dan Rix
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Leona Hewitt has secrets to hide and the strange meteorite she and her best friend, Megan, found in the San Rafael Wilderness is just one of them. The longer Leona holds on to the little rock, the more possessive she is about it. And then she realises that the strange gooey stuff that rolls off the rock can make her invisible.

As much as I love Dan Rix (his writing, I mean), I have to say that this one didn't quite cut it for me. Maybe because Leona Hewitt is the kind of girl that I avoid in real life. Maybe because this alien-type premise doesn't always do it for me. But hey, it's a Rix, right?

It felt like there was too much build up over "the secret" (I know what you did last summer, anybody?). After a while, I was like, just tell me already and stop hinting. You know, because this is just a little too much. It also segues off into something vaguely like a ghost story towards the end, and I really don't like ghost stories (A little of a Pretty Little Liars premise going on there, I think - not that I ever watched the whole series, only the first one or two shows.)

Still, I'm curious to know what happens in the next book. Because I still think it's highly unlikely it's going to be a ghost story.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review

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