April 23, 2012
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
It was beautiful. The first part was amazing, and I just couldn't put it down. It got a little weird in the middle when Ryland showed up, but the author fixed that part when she wrote the rest of it. Phoebe was a pretty good character, because she grew throughout the book. When you first meet her you think that she's very easily led, or that she's very weak and dull. But she proves you wrong throughout the rest of the book. I have a confession to make. I really, really hated Ryland. He was awful, and he put down Phoebe all the time. And Phoebe thought she loved him! Her love was a lot more obsession than love, and Ryland was totally indifferent towards her. Something I liked though, was the conversations with the Fairy Queen. It added that perfect balance of magic and fantasy to Phoebe's world. The story progressed rather quickly, but it was still amazing. Cause sometimes your just in the mood for a story that doesn't take 100 pages to get into, ya know what I mean? All in all, I loved it.
"I'm ordinary," she whispered again. And having said it, she felt the truth of it. She felt it to her bones. She was actually worse than ordinary; she was sort of nothing.