Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Review: Oberon's Dreams by Aaron Pogue

First things first - I really *wanted* to like this novel. Pirates? Fantasy? Some sort of time travel? It sounded like an interesting premise.

Unfortunately, despite being fairly fast-paced and being built on said interesting premise, Oberon's Dreams simply falls short. The characters were flat and the world building was practically nonexistent. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was predictable; however, it was quite unbelievable. The main character, Corin, didn't seem to have to try at all. For anything. We were constantly reading about how intelligent he was, how talented he was, etc., but he never had to prove those things - everything seemed to simply fall into his lap. Unfortunately, in my opinion - especially when it comes to fantasy novels - this is the worst trap that an author can fall into.

All that said, if you want an easy read that doesn't cause you to become very invested in the characters - which, honestly, can be nice from time to time - you may want to give this book a try. 2.5/5 stars. Pin It

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