Friday, April 26, 2013

The Claiming Words by Tricia Drammeh

The Claiming WordsThe Claiming Words by Tricia Drammeh
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

*Warning slight spoilers*

First of all I would like to say thank you to Tricia Drammeh for this copy of The Claiming Words, given in exchange for an honest review.

There is potential for this book, people will like it, but sad to say I was not one of them. Don't get me wrong I didn't hate it, there are parts I didn't mind, I like Bryce, I like Alisa.

The Claiming Words is told from the point of view of two characters, Rachel and Alisa. When reading the two it felt like I was reading two different pieces of work. The Alisa chapters being enjoyable, with some amusing moments. But then when it came time for the Rachel ones there seemed to a switch. If felt different. I actually found myself wanting to flick faster through them to get them over with. Which I found rather funny as so much of the main story line revolves around her.

I don't know if it's because I found her character to be boring and lacking or how the book is executed. Perhaps if the story open up from her point of view first rather then Alisa, I would have leaned more on her side and been more interested in her.

I found that the relationships are too rushed, we have one scene between Jace and Rachel when Jace says something along the lines of them dating. I actually had to stop and scroll back over the last pages I had read previously read to see if I had in fact missed something.

Story wise it was interesting, Jace and his family are witches. They have recently moved to Oaktree, Georgia and are searching for an innocent (some who doesn't know that they have magic).

Rachel has started to be able to hear the thoughts of those around her, Jace discovers that she is the one they are looking for when they dance together at Homecoming.

Alisa just happened to be at the wrong place at the right time, walking home from school she sees Jace and another person fighting. Deciding to help out she hits the guy with her book bag. The guy she finds out later is a Hunter. From there on she finds all about a world she never even thought existed.

Bryce is Jace's older brother, he does not take to kindly of Alisa getting let in on everything and doesn't understand how his family could trust her, a human, someone who knows no magic with who they are and why they are there and all about their world.

What I did like about this book, I liked Bryce. I enjoyed his snarky comments. I like Alisa, it was really great to see her development and growth. The "big bad" was interesting.

Like I said above there is a lot of potential for this story. I thought for sure this was going to be one I would enjoy, but you can't like them all.

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1 comment:

  1. That's too bad. Hopefully you like the next book better.