Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Light: Morpheus Road #1 by D.J. MacHale

Summary/Cover Image from publisher's website:
Marshall Seaver is being haunted.

It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character who only exists on the pages of a sketchbook—a character Marshall himself created.
Marshall has no idea why he is being tormented by this forbidding creature, but he is quickly convinced it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who has gone missing. Together with Cooper’s beautiful but aloof sister, Sydney, Marshall searches for the truth about his friend while ultimately uncovering a nightmare that is bigger and more frightening than he could ever have imagined.
Number one New York Times bestselling author D. J. MacHale launches his eerie new trilogy with a story so packed with chilling suspense, readers will want to sleep with the light on.
Review:

I hadn't heard much about The Light prior to it ending up in my mailbox. Though with one quick look at the summary and cover, I knew I was going to be in for one thrilling and scary rollercoaster of a ride. Luckily, it provided to be just that, and while I did enjoy it overall, there was some aspects of this that I didn't like and some points that could have been done better.

First off, the premise of this was exceedingly intriguing; one that constantly had me on my toes and on the edge of my sit with all the scary things that were occurring. I truly never new what to expect next 97% of the time, something that I really enjoyed about this. Since I love it when a book manages to surprise me in that kind of way. Though, with saying that, the plot was also all over the place, unfortunately. A lot of things in this were touched briefly, then thrown to the waste side, but this is the first in a series, so I guess I should expect loose plot lines because this is setting up the bigger picture up, which will be made better as more books come out. I mean by the end things were starting to come together, so I guess only time will tell how I feel about the plot as the series continues.
 
Adding to this, D.J. MacHale is one fabulous writer! His descriptions were quite well done and always left me feeling like I was right with Sydney and Marsh the whole time. Though, sometimes they did have a bit too much detail, which caused me loose interest in The Light at times.
 
And talking about Sydney and Marsh, I enjoyed reading about both of them! Both were relatable and developed thoroughly. Also I liked the touch of romance between them as the novel progressed because it added a great little spark to this.
 
If you like scary,thrilling novels The Light is the prefect read for you and a series you may just end up loving! Also I'm sure the age group this is urged towards (Middle-grade boys) will end on eating this right up! Lastly, even with my slight problems I had, I'm still going to be reading the next addition because I'm very eager to see how everything turns out!
 
Grade: C+/B-
 
The Light: Morpheus Road #1 is now out!

Souce: Publisher/Publiscist for review. Thanks Venessa!
 
Book Trailer:
 

2 comments:

  1. Even the cover of this book creeps me out!! Then I watched the trailer and got chills. I might just have to read it to see if the scariness lives up to the cover!

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  2. This book is part of my wish list. I really, really want to read it.

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