Book Review of The Sorceress.The Sorceress is a better read than the first 2 books in The Secrets of the Nicholas Flamel series and the ending definitely has me wanting to read on but I still wouldn’t put it in my list of favourite books.
The pacing in The Sorceress is uneven. There are plenty of exciting parts interspersed with boring bits. The problem being that the story is unnecessarily prolonged. And so, the boring bits are simply gap fillers until the story progresses to the next stage.
Also, while I initially enjoyed the world building, especially with all the different myths and historical figures popping up here and there, some parts of it soon became irritating. I mean how many undefeatable warriors or monsters can there be ? With so many around, I’m amazed that they found anyone to beat.
In the end, what drives me to read on are the mysteries left unsolved at the end of the tale. How will Scatty and Joan escape from the trap laid for them ? What is the true meaning of the prophecy and what has Nicholas Flamel been hiding from the twins ?
So, while I’m interested to read the next books in the series, at this point I doubt that I’ll want to re-read them sometime in the future. Once I know the story, there wouldn’t be much else to attract me to read the series.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Not really.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? No, not really.
- Who would I recommend this too? Fantasy readers.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it. This is more a one time read.