Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Golden Flute - Abandoned

   Title The Golden Flute
   Genre YA, Adventure
   Publisher Cedar Fort, Inc.
   Publication Date June 12, 2012
   How I Got This Book NetGalley
   Hardback Total Pages - 304
   Stand alone or series  Adventures of Lilli and Zane #1
     My Average N/A
     Reading Difficulty 3
(on a scale of 1-5 5 = dictionary vernacular)
I Tried

Lilli is the daughter of two extrodinary anthropologists. After the death of her mother, Lilli begins to have vivid dreams which lead her onto the adventure of a lifetime.

I tried to finish it
I really tried to get into this novel. The story line seemed interesting and the author had a good vernacular, but I just couldn't get past the first 60 pages. Maybe it's because I have a lot going on, or a lot of books. I think if I sat down with this in a hard copy instead of a digital version (on my computer) I might have an easier time. 

  What I liked:
   Lilli is an intriguing character, she actually reminds me of myself when I was younger. I love that   she could care less what the other people in school think of her, and she can take care of herself against bullies.

  What I didn't like:
   I had a hard time with the POV changing. One chapter you are in Lilli's head, the next you are with a group of thieves, thugs and murderers. I'm sure the change was necessary, but I felt like I lost an important connection with the main character when the author switched between POV's.

Rating: Abandoned

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of nearly forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream", "Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul", "Chocolate for a Woman's Heart", and "Chocolate for a Woman's Spirit".

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Watch series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including "Coast to Coast" and on television interview and talk show programs such as "Montel".

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