Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

Title: The Fetch
Author: Laura Whitcomb
Year of Publication: 2009
Genre: YA, supernatural, historical
Pages: 379
First Line: "Calder was a Fetch, a death escort, and had been since his own death at the age of nineteen."
Summary: Calder is a Fetch, a death escort, the first of his kind to step from Heaven back to Earth. The first to fall in love with a mortal girl.

But when he climbs backwards out of the Death Scene, into the chaos of the Russian Revolution, he tears a wound in the ghost realm, where the spirits begin a revolution of their own.

Source: Back of book

Review: After reading A Certain Slant of Light (which is not a sequel or companion -- just by the same author), I had really been looking forward to reading more of Laura Whitcomb's stuff. When this finally came out, I was really excited to get my hands on it and when I finally did, I was disappointed. While the cover of the book advertises it as a "supernatural romance," it isn't, really. There is very little romance in it. That would have been okay if it hadn't been billed as such. The plot was really disorganized and all over the place, making it hard to remember what, exactly, was happening. While the idea was intriguing, it was not executed well. I'm not sure if I would bother recommending this to someone, unless he was very interested in the Russian Revolution and the Romanovs.

Worst part: Probably just how disappointed I was. I had loved ACSoL and this just was not the same caliber at all.

Best part: There were a few scenes towards the end of the middle that were kind of cute but the rest of the book was lacking in those kinds of scenes!

Grade: D

Other Books by This Author: A Certain Slant of Light.

12 / 50 books. 24% done!

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