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Monday, April 27, 2009

Review: Pure Heart by Rita Hsu Syers

I won the opportunity to review this book from LibraryThing's Member Giveaway program.

I give this one 4 out of 5 stars!

As I started this book I didn't think I was going to like it. The first chapter is written from a dog's perspective. But as I kept reading the perspective changed, actually it changed quite frequently throughout the book. This allows you to connect with so many of the characters on a deeper level.

This story is about a dog with special powers to heal, and who ultimately will save the world from a horrible demoness that is to be released from the depths of hell. As Jack's owners realize his ability, and the ultimate reason he was sent to this earth strange things are happening in their town.

This book was fairly well written. The story was enticing and kept me reading. I also felt that the character development was great. There were a few two-dimensional characters, but all of the main characters were well-rounded. Again, as with so many books lately, I really connected with Jack, Maeve, Maggie, and Clancy.

While I had a general idea of how this story would play out there was much that I didn't see coming. It was action packed and kept me turning the page. Even though the conflict had been solved I didn't want this one to end. Although I'm pretty sure this is part of a series so I will absolutely be picking up the next one.

Find out more about this book here.
Find out more about Author Rita Hsu Syers here.


Cathy said...

Thanks for the welcome. I will also be following your blog - to date, you are one of three that I will follow.

I spent the last half hour trying to figure out how to reposnd to your kind post without it appearing under my blog. Eventually, I gave up and decided to post here. This is probably not the correct way to do it since the comment has nothing much to do with the post.

Let's fix that. I liked your post and found it/the book to be intereting. I may just pick it up.

BTW, I noticed you have Comment moderation turned on - is that something you recommend?

Forgetful Librarian said...

I like to hearing about books that you don't want to end! Thank you for the review.