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Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine

Review by Caleyna

Shadow on the Glass, part one of a four book series, is one of those rare reads that don't come along very often. And for that I am very thankful. Rarely have I read a book with such poor writing, such inept and unlikeable characters, and such a weak plot. Rarely have I read a book that I would rather burn then donate to the local library. Rarely have I read a book that (sorry there is just no other word), sucks so much as this book.

Don't get me wrong. I've read some bad books, but they were short little things written by my ninth grade English students. Honestly, some of those were better than this book. I will never understand how Irvine managed to get this little gem published. It reeks of amature writing.

I suppose instead of going on a bashing fest without details, I should include a few of the more specific problems.

Since it is tradition to rate books on a scale of 1-5 amulets, I guess I have to give Shadow on the Glass a 1. Really, I don't think it can be rated at all b/c it should never have been published. Don't waste your time on this book.

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