I'm not going to beat around the bush with this one. It is creepy to the extreme. I have a love hate relationship with disturbing and unsettling images. I love getting scared yet I hate the lingering hypersensitivity that seems to last for weeks. Hilary Duff's first novel is an intriguing tale combining the idea of each person having a soul mate with the belief in reincarnation. Problems: I was hoping for more character development, and the typical YA cookie-cutter format was distracting. While I absolutely love Hilary Duff, her novel could use some work. I think the chill factor is what is so appealing to me. Her ideas are great, but they need more depth. Having said that, I do think it's worth the read. Elixir is an interesting read, if nothing else. I will definitely read the next in the series.
|Rating: 3out of 5 owls|