Listening to Ian Magick by Tamworth Grice
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I liked the premise of this book. Initially, before I read more and more of the book, I thought the story was to be centered around a satanic teenage rock star and a girl who would do his bidding. I came to understand that things weren’t really like that, at all. Which was fine, as it made the story all the more interesting.
I totally felt empathy for Chelsea and the fact that she’s moved to new school several years after her father has died in a horrific plane crash. Listening to Ian Magick’s music is her means of coping with all the changes that have started happening to her. Her mother’s remarriage and several school mates don’t make things any easier for her.
I’d love to award this story more stars, but at times, I had trouble really getting into the story. There were quite a few repetitions (descriptions-wise) in the story that I thought it could have done without. I also felt that there were way too many dialogue tags. It’s like you encountered one on every other sentence. I think that if some of the dialogue tags were to be removed, it would allow the story to flow much more easily.
All in all, it was a good read. Read on »