Thursday, February 3, 2011
Review: "Blue" by Lou Aronica
Blue is one of those fictional novels that has it all- suspense and fantasy, solid characters and a little drama thrown in for good measure. I really enjoyed the story of Becky and her dad, Chris. The character of Becky felt so realistic to me. She was going through so many typically teenage events in her life: dating, longing for acceptance, and periods of extreme moodiness. Yet there was more than that to her- she really came alive as a character when she starts visiting the land that she created when she was a child.
I'll admit that I enjoyed the non-fantastical portions of Blue the best. The portions that occur in Tamarisk were beautifully written, but I didn't enjoy them as much. It's been a long time since I've read a novel with fantastical elements in the plot, and I thought that I would give fantasy novels another try, but I suppose that they're just not for me personally.
On the whole I enjoyed Blue. It was well-written and the characters were easy to relate to, but be warned: read this one with a box of tissues on hand! Recommended to those who enjoy their novels with a healthy dose of fantasy thrown in.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5