Thursday, November 14, 2013

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott Review

"From her birth, Abisina has been outcast--for the color of her eyes and skin, and for her lack of a father. Only her mother's status as the village healer has kept her safe. But when a mythic leader arrives, Abisina's life is ripped apart. She escapes alone to try to find the father and the home she has never known. In a world of extremes, from the deepest prejudice to the greatest bonds of duty and loyalty, Abisina must find her own way and decide where her true hope lies."

Watersmeet is part of the reason why I'm now avoiding fantasy books for at least a few days, so I can erase this book from my mind. (Yes, I have the power to do that, because I'm just that awesome and I have superpowers). 

Watersmeet isn't the book that describes everything and fill everything in. It's the type of book that makes you find the true facts and remove the false hints. It kind of makes you become a detective of books, I guess. But it quickly makes you annoyed with having to look back and check details because these details are so small that you can barely notice them. 

The plot of Watersmeet is strongest part of the entire book. The authors truly does know what to do and what to write for the next part of the book. But I do wish that the author connects the dots a bit better because I'm frequently lost when the plot goes from one point to another point. It tends to get confusing and bewildering. 

What about the attractiveness of the writing? It's pretty ugly, that is what it is. There's no life (not really anyway), no sense of interesting. So what if she lost her little toe? So what if she lost her mentality? I feel like Watersmeet is missing a character that will bring more humor and laughter into the book. Watersmeet is indeed a dark and serious book. 

The characters are okay. Abisina is rather a mind changer, like me. She changes her mind frequently, never settling down until it's final. But Asisina looks as if she is being manipulated by the author for a few events in the story. Asisina, the rather intelligent and thoughtful (about hatred) young lady quite like Katniss Everdeen, acts so stupid in some occasion. 

The way the author display the prejudice and hate in Watersmeet is amazing. It's like the few years before the Civil War in the 1800s. 

Rating: Three out of Five

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