Mar 9, 2016

Forks by A.E. Davis - My Review


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A.E. DavisA.E. Davis lives in Forks, Washington. She reads. She writes. Sometimes she hangs out with descendants from wolves and a few sparkly people.

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My Review

The story that takes place In Forks, Washington. And yes, it is connected to the Twilight series of books and movies.

The book start with Amber and her mother move to Forks (And her father is totally out of the picture - It isn't clear but he has a new life and a new family). Her mother suffer from some kind of emotional issues - the plot isn't clear about it but the little that shown to us - don't give her the title the parent of the the or the any responsible adult. As a mother myself I really didn't like her charterer - most of the time if the author didn't decide to to kill the parent/s, you can find a very busy parent (usually a working kind), another type that you typically find at YA literature is cold and distance that actually don't know how to deal with his offspring/s, you also meet all kinds of stepparents or foster houses, but this kind of emotionally childish kind that let his child take care of him you don't meet often . The weird thing is that I find that the main character use her poor mother for everything - from taking the car through the grocery list, when to come home and to asking for a permitting to date somebody- all this list isn't weird the weird thing that after all this fuss she actually doing whatever she want to do. So it make me wonder why bother at all - just leave your mother to her reading and her silly dates.

Amber is in high school student and drives herself there in her mother piece of junk of car (another weird thing - most of the story her mother didn't drive it, as she staying most of the the time at home and even let her daughter do all the grocery shopping, but on one hand she don't want to replace this hardly function car and on the other she didn't bother to take care and put some basic maintenance to it even though it's her daughter that drive it) .

Like in twilight - It's often raining and foggy and the sun come out and shines very rarely. When it grey and rainy most of the students can be find outside the classes and when it's sunny it is look almost deserted. There is something off about the kids she sees and meets at school, something sinister and dark that she can't except logically. and what she can't explain, she tend to shakes it off .

Another strange things that happen to her too many times were - first, that some of the students can bother the smell of cinnamon (which is don't make sense - if Vincent use it how come that his brother Viktor and his sister can't abhor it - here is the story suffer from logic failure). Second, students and other people in the community asking her who's side. This doesn't make sense to her.

On the day before the her first day to school she meet her first strange guy - that call himself Van. Latter she will discover that his real name is Vincent, and that he has a strange brother- Viktor (and that they have another sister - Violet - a girl in her class that she share with her a mutual dislike). Both of them are very attractive and she can't decide who she like better as she drawn to both of them.

At one point, she makes friends with another girl, Glinda, who was hostile on her first day. The relation between the two look like some kind of accuse of relationship. It feel like nothing real. Most of the effort is coming from Glinda herself, and actually when she and Glinda are going to some kind of party and Glinda "steal" Vincent from her by dancing with him most of the evening she felt jealous and betray and left both of them at the party. Even though she was drawn to him there was nothing that actually happening between them (and for that she can only take herself for she use all the worst cliche's of accuses not to be with him and spend most of her time with Vicktor)

As, you see the author keep using a lot of elements from twilight story in her book. and one of them is that at one point she goes on a Twilight Tour with Glinda, Vincent and Viktor where she meets an Quileute boy who calls himself Lucky(Jackob?) while on the La Push part of the tour.

Only when Amber attacked at a party by two "normal" boys, and saved by Victoer and Vincent she is willing to acknowledge that the brother are vampires and vampires and werewolf are a real thing. This happen when she enlightened by Lucky during one on one tour with him. (And here is another logic failure - Vincent and Vicktor isn't just different in there looks - there are other differences that set them a part - Body temp. - Victor has very low temp. - he is cold to touch and Vincent has very high temp. - and he is very hot to touch. The cinnamon smell is a repellent to Vicktor and something that Vincent eat all the time).

Ok, the fact is that most of the time the story is a mess. Nothing really makes any sense. While the idea it based on is really great- The story of Twilight is  a real thing, it was drags and drags. Never the less, it look like that it caught me because of its potential.

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