Posts Tagged ‘Novella’

Girl in the MirrorShort stories are not my type, I always pick novels over short stories. But I am a huge fan of Cecelia Ahern’s writing so how can I not pick up her book? I must say while I enjoyed the two stories, I was left feeling unsatisfied, not because they were badly written but because the stories were so gripping I wished they were longer. More explanation could have been good. I wonder why she didn’t think about writing a novel with this material.

First story is about the girl in the mirror, it gave me creeps, I felt as if it ended abruptly. If this short story was of novel length it could have been twisted in several ways and I would have enjoyed reading a horror novel. Second story is about ‘The Memory Maker’ a man who invented a machine to hold onto his past. I didn’t understand the message at the end completely but it was a good read. I would prefer if these two stories were separate novels.

My rating: 3 out of 5. If you are a Cecelia Ahern fan or you like to read short stories then this book is recommended for you.

Power Study Power Study” is an eight chapter side story written from the perspectives of two characters from the series: Ari and Janco.This novella falls between Magic Study and Fire Study. This book was supposed to be a fun read, common you have two amazing characters here Ari and Janco, but then it failed badly. Ari and Janco¬†kind of came across as more annoying than amusing. I don’t know why I bothered to pick this up but I regret doing that. No offense for those who find this mind blowing, fantastic and humorous read.¬†

Its about Ari and Janco dealing with a cocky young soldier with a Sitian magic sword. My rating: 1 out of 5. If you are already into this series you can just skip this and it won’t even make a difference.