Crow: Episode Two
*First book review of 2015 and it’s a Friday Short!
by Alex Owens
Overview (from Goodreads): Pia’s has had a rough few days. She fainted at work, she’s being stalked by creepy black birds, and her dreams are becoming increasingly strange and alarming. Then she meets Beylin, a handsome charmer with ice-blue eyes, and things start to look up. Way up.
But he’s got a secret. They’ve met before, and more than once. Will she remember him before it’s too late?
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author, via LibraryThing, in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts: I feel like I need to have some sort of disclaimer pointing out that I’m extremely impatient when it comes to any kind of series release. Waiting for the Harry Potter books to come just about killed me. Not that the Crow series is like Harry Potter, but the waiting is what connected them in my mind.
Pia is an interesting heroine, but there’s something about her that I just don’t like. I don’t know if it’s because each episode is a short story, but she hasn’t impressed me or reacted in a strong/independent way. Not every female character needs to react that way, but they’re better role models when they do.
These are short stories, so it’s weird that I kind of feel like the plot is dragging. In reality, it’s not. There’s just something about the build up and being forced to wait for a new episode that I think makes it seem like it’s too long.
Overall, Crow: Episode Two was pretty good. Unfortunately I wasn’t impressed and it’s doubtful that I’ll go out of my way to pick up Crow: Episode Three. If you’re a fan of reincarnation stories or of the previous episodes then I would recommend Crow: Episode Two. If neither of those describe your reading habits, then you’ll probably prefer to skip this one.
3 out of 5 Bookmarks = I liked it, but I’m not sure if this series is my cup of tea.
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