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Monday, 4 April 2011

Book Review-Death's Daughter by Amber Benson

Calliope is the daughter of Death and comes back home from self-imposed exile to take over the family business when her father and sister are kidnapped.

Well Hell is doomed with Calliope in charge of things, that is for sure. She is a whiny, complaining, self obsessed, childish, irritating girl. She is also the steriotype heroine of this genre-fashion obsessed, boy crazy, status seeking, and annoying. Not much going for her really. She is meant to be about 24 but acts as if she is 10. Her 'endearing' list of character flaws is so long that I can't find anything to like about her! Add in mentally unstable and hysterical and you'll get a good picture of Calliope.

Now picture the scene. Your dad has been kidnapped! Life as you know it is changing forever! So what do you do next? Arrange a date with the kitchen boy. You find out your sister is missing! So next you think about sex with the guy in your mum's library, and then with the investigating cop. Oh come on!!!

I didn't like the writing style either. The author is trying too hard to be funny all the time and it just keeps falling flat, and the dialogue is pretty poor. For example as her blind date is arriving she remembers a dragon hanging around the lift area and runs to save him shouting 'get away foul beastie!'...uh huh. Enough said.

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