Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Short: Dream Dark

Goodreads Summary: When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning...

Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.

In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.
I loved the beginning of this short story; there was something about the way that it was written, different than the rest of the Caster Chronicles, that geuninely hooked me and had me excited to see how the story was going to go. Unfortunately it didn't seem to keep with that tone throughout.

I know it was only about ten thousand words or so but the story felt rushed. I felt like everything was happening too fast and not in the way of super exciting scenes when everything is happening at once because its so action-oriented; no, this just felt like we were rushing through. Which was disappointing because it was a short story about LINK and we know how I feel about him. [I was also hoping for more between him and Ridley.]

Overall its an interesting story and a nice peek into Link's head for a change but not a must read to understand what's going on in the rest of the series.


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