Thursday, June 7, 2012
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?
Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.
When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He's afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.
Charlie doesn't know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.
He belongs with the others.
When I first read the synopsis of Talisman of El, I was very excited to read it. I thought it was a book that I would definitely like. However, after I started to read it, I just couldn't get into it. I couldn't identify with any of the characters. None of the characters stood out as memorable for me. The plot got very confusing at times. There were a lot of words and names of things that sounded the same. I thought that the whole trip to find the Garden of Eden was very confusing, especially when Charlie was trying to bring Derekin back from the dead. I must say, I do love the cover of the book, but it couldn't redeem the book. Talisman of El took me over a month to read. Several times, I put it down and didn't want to pick it back up. I finally finished ir though. I will not be continuing with this series in the future.
I give Talisman of El: 1/5.
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I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.