Crystal Storm

Crystal Storm

Book - 2016
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When Mytica is threatened by an epic clash between gods and mortals, Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love in the face of a redemption-seeking King Gaius.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781595148223
Characteristics: 379 pages :,map ;,24 cm.


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PimaLib_ChristineR Jul 10, 2018

Let's start with Gaius. Gaius who suddenly changes and cares about his family. That pretty much sums up this book. Characters randomly change for the better or make bad decisions out of the blue. There's no dawning realization, just snap 180s. It's the opposite of Magnus and Cleo's relationship, which I believe took three books. There has to be some sort of middle road here. By the end I had trouble telling some of the characters' voices apart. On the upside there are some interesting advances with the Kindred. Is it enough to make me continue with the series? Not immediately.

Mar 14, 2017

This was a tough one. It was a slog to get through 3/4 of the book. I kept thinking that this series was entirely too long if she could write a book where absolutely nothing happens. Then the last 1/4 happened and slightly redeemed the book. However, I am still left with the feeling that this series should be reaching its conclusion sooner rather than later.

Don't get me wrong. I loved where the plot went here. I just don't think we needed an entire book of angst and rehashing of feelings/loyalties/etc. to get there. I feel like most of this book was wasted revisiting what we already knew and fretting over the relationships that have developed.

Cleo and Magnus drove me mad. It started strong enough but then devolved into them not trusting each other again and not confiding in each other. Doubting the journey they had come on to finally get to each other. Nic and Olivia were almost pointless, kept around only for the climax. Lucia bored me half to death with her trip to the Sanctuary and travels across Paelsia. Even Amara was bland. Right up to the final few chapters where the book finally looked to the plot of the series and made some progress. That last bit was entertaining and reminded me why I love this series. But this whole book felt like a throw-away. Far too focused on the inner struggles of the characters and only barely touching on the overall plot.

I feel like I've invested so much time into this series, and I do still like the characters, so I'll read the next one. However, I am hoping that the author focuses on the plot and starts bringing this to its conclusion. Also, I need to know what will happen with Magnus as he's left if quite the precarious position.

ArapahoeKelsey Mar 10, 2017

This series has been my favorite fantasy series since book #1 came out. I am continually impressed with Rhodes' writing, character-development, and plotlines. While I would agree with many people that some of the story gets lost as sequels come out, I think in comparison to other series, Rhodes has consistently stayed true to her story, and I can't wait until the next installment.

kirstd31 Jan 14, 2017

Another great book from the Falling Kingdom series. I am curious how many books will be in the series? Packed with adventure and great characters. This is my favorite series that I read in 2016.

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Jul 01, 2017

orange_tiger_1605 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13


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