Rating: 3 stars
Recommended for: Children to young teens who enjoy fantasy and adventure.
I must admit, I was, at first, intrigued by this short little novel after reading the blurb on the back cover. I though it was an interesting and fascinating twist on the whole mind-reading-ability to have everyone else hear your thoughts, too. How would that be? I wondered. Would you be picking up on someone’s thoughts, only to have all your replies and responses broadcast to that person, or the whole room? I was very interested, and I expected a great read.
However, I was sorely disappointed in the story as I read. There was great potential in the writer’s ideas, but she was unable to execute them properly. I felt that there was no real plot at all–just a dull What-Will-Happen-Next-type story. The characters had little depth, had no personalities. I couldn’t even force myself to feel the lest bit sympathetic with their plight, and the part toward the end, when Princess Lenora discovers that the head bad guy of the book is actually her future self, turned into a man, was more creepy and unsettling than surprising.