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Book Review: Jatta by Jenny Hale - Reviewed by Aye.Me?M (01 Dec 2009)
The plot sounds exciting, right? It's a shame that the story doesn't live up to it. The story seems slow in parts, and the author, Jenny Hale, tends to skip over descriptions in important scenes; bringing general confusion to the reader as to how something suddenly happened. I was indifferent to the first 200 or so pages before the story finally made me WANT to read it.
One thing I CANNOT stand is an annoying main character. In this book Jatta, the main character, annoys me quite a bit. Being a princess she has many chambermaids, without whom she is too ignorant to function. She is unsure of how to dress herself and has no understanding of money and its value. Though these may be minor things, they annoy me to no end. Her personality is very dull and uninteresting though by the end of the book her character has improved.
That all being said, JATTA does have a unique take on werewolves and the undead (which are basically vampires). There are other interesting characters, her brother Prince Arthmael for example. The book does put the characters in trying circumstances and making them choose the "right" thing to do in moral dilemmas.
I'd give this book 2 and a 1/2 stars out of five. Its an enjoyable read in the end, but nothing exceptional.
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