Rayna Grace C.
Author: Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: 09/03/13
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I am going to preface this book review with the statement that this could have been a good book. All the elements were there: vivid, tangible descriptions, detailed backstory behind many of the main characters, multiple interesting perspectives on the same situation that added depth, and, last but not least, freaking dragons. However, this book had an overly complex plot line and was psychologically inaccurate to the characters’ personalities, which utterly ruined the book’s other elements for me.
Cover: The cover was so cool, I am not even kidding; I picked up the book, said, “Aww, yeah.” and walked out of the TKB room in the library to check it out, without even reading the back. So kudos to whoever made the cover for Scorched, because you, my friend, win at advertising.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: I am really sorry I went AWOL for almost five months- My computer was not working for three of those, and then high school happened and I was foolish enough not to take a study hall this year. But, I am back, and I am going to start pushing myself to review more again, so do not think I left everyone hanging here, I just had a small hiatus that won't happen ever again.