|Submitted by SimplyMe2 |
(Mar 09, 2009)
Okay, I have to admit I found myself laughing out loud several times during this book. The characters are so fun to read about as they banter, joke, cry, etc. Paraworld Zero takes you through many emotions and leaves you feeling well entertained. There are some deeper parts dealing with slavery and self-esteem issues, but in general the book doesn't take itself too seriously. It's hard to put my finger on it, but Paraworld Zero had a Harry Potter / Star Wars / Artemis Fowl feel to it. The pacing was spot on. There's a whole storyline with adult characters interwoven within the plot, and this really did keep my interest. I'd like to see more of these older characters in future installments. Since there are multiple storylines going on, the book keeps you on your toes, especially the climax, which brought everything together superbly. I'm not usually one to be surprised at the end of a mystery, but this one threw me for a loop. I can't wait for the next book. The audiobook was fantastic as well.