My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Skyscape via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
‘The Web’ was probably better than I hoped for. For one, it was better than its predecessor, ‘The Shadows’. Secondly, it did not suffer from second-book-syndrome! YAY! It also expanded on the story plot we first receive in the first book in such a way, that it all transitioned smoothly from one thing to another. ‘The Web’ also concentrated a LOT more on the romantic attraction between Grace and Diarmid. The hopelessness of those two just made me want to tear my hair out. ARGH! They both love each other but all this stuff keeps getting in their way such as lies, emotions, engagements, the prophecy, Diarmid’s geis, Grace’s sacrificial death, etc.
You’ll understand what I mean when you read the book. And you have to. Read the book I mean. Go on; pick it up, read it!
This was a nice contrast the first book in the series where Grace’s relationship with Patrick was at the centre whereas now it’s Grace and Derry. There was a point in their interaction where I just wanted to cry because they would never get together and it was all sooo emotional and heartfelt that…you know…I cried. And then finally when you think it will never happen… I’ll leave that to you to ponder in distress.
The writing was as excellent as always. Once again we get multiple perspectives from multiple characters and lovely Irish myth jargon. No mistakes, typos, errors or poor phrasing – just like in the previous. This book was purely YA, even though the cover makes it seem more children’s than it actually is. I mean, there was this one scene… 🙂 I really have nothing to complain about. If you haven’t read this series yet or ‘The Shadows’ you really should. Ignore the ratings and open it ’cause its compelling, intriguing, romantic, fantastic, heartfelt and…you get the idea. Congratulations to Megan Chance on publishing yet another riveting book in ‘The Fianna Trilogy’. Can’t wait for more young-adult novels from you!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!