Saturday, September 04, 2010

Rating : 3.5/5
Number of Pages : 248
Format : Teenage Fiction Novel
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge

Tara and Suraj live in a small village with their father and stepmother. Their grandfather was the village healer but he disappeared shortly before a stranger turned up saying has more power than anyone else. Their mother went after their grandfather so their father remarried a cruel woman who treats his children like slaves while he does nothing but watch. The final straw comes when she tries to poison them both so Tara takes her brother and they run away to try and find their missing family members.

People from the village have been going missing and it all seems connected to the stranger. He seems to have an unnatural influence over the people and has a pulsating third eye in the middle of his forehead. He is bent on trying to destroy the siblings as only their bloodline can defeat him. Other people have been going missing from the village and other local places, something sinister is definitely going on.

Tara was a great character and has to undergo a series of trials throughout the novel which she comes through fantastically. I loved the Indian setting which made a change from many teenage fantasy books. It was set up nicely at the end for a sequel and I can definitely see myself spending time back in this world.


Debi said...

Not only does this sound like a good read (I like the idea that it's set in India, too), but I'm absolutely in love with that cover!!! (I know--I shouldn't be so shallow, but come on, that's gorgeous!)