Friday, October 5, 2012

The Box by Christina G Gaudet

3 stars
Format: ebook
214 pages
Published in September 2012
Where to Buy: Amazon

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Some gifts should be left unopened.

When her gran passes away, the only item left to Lou is a small wooden box. Although it’s not the car that her sister, Cindy, receives, Lou knows it could have been worse. She could have gotten Gran’s collection of toenails. When Lou opens the box and a guy the size of a stick of gum falls out; she changes her mind – the nail clippings would have been better.

Not a day goes by that Lou doesn’t wish she could shove that guy back in the box and pretend she’d never laid eyes on him. Because of him, she discovered Gran was a sorceress and Cindy is a witch and all these years they have been keeping Lou’s magic locked away “for her own safety.” Without the magic she’s vulnerable to whoever, or whatever, is after her. With it, she’s a target for a fate worse than death

My Review:
The writing style was simple and easy to read. The story practically flew by I was able to read it so fast.

I know the story is supposed to be about Lou but is just seemed like a lot of the story didn’t really ‘involve’ her. I know that sounds weird because she was there but she just didn’t seem very present in the forefront of the story for being the main character. I did end up liking her as a character but it seemed like Cindy (Sin) was more in the lead of everything. Al didn’t really do anything for me, he seemed under developed, especially more so towards the end. I never really connected with him or knew where he was coming from making it difficult to sympathize with his character.

It kind of just ended though. I wanted a more solid resolution of what was happening or maybe some hint that it was going to continue.

About the Author:
Christina G Gaudet is a young adult author. When not writing, Christina can be found working on comics, illustrations and designs. She grew up and continues to live in Prince Edward Island, Canada where having red hair instantly makes you famous.

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