Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review: Children of the Gods by Monica Millard

Children of the Gods
By Monica Millard
Release Date: December 24, 2012
Summary: For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and her neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that has come to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran, keeping her head down, hoping not to be caught in their sights. 

The only time she has ever been bold, tried to get what she wanted, a god, one more powerful, more dangerous than all others is watching

Review: Meh, I'm not sure really what to think after reading this book. The premies reminded me a lot of The Host by Stephanie Meyer, but the execution was far below Meyer's novel.

The story started off interesting enough, but so many things and emotions started happening without any real explanation to what was going on. I was so confused in the beginning so as I continued on in the book, I didn't now what was going on half the time.

Reka would have been a really interesting character, but I didn't understand her character at all. What were her powers and her background? Also, her feelings for Jaxson appeared out of nowhere and there wasn't really any development in her love for the person who was responsible for her body being taken over by a worm-type alien.

I understand that the alien is still aware inside of her, but I feel like it should have been explained differently. The reader was left in the dark about a lot of stuff and things were explained as "Reka saw images..." and then it moved onto the next part of the plot/conversation. What were the images??? Details like that made the story seem too forced and fast instead of having time to develop and fill in the confusing parts of this entirely new world.

The ending seemed to come on too fast and it seemed as if the author wanted it to end, so she added a ton of stuff to happen out of nowhere so that the story could end. There was no build up to it and I was caught off guard by everything happening at once. This story held so much potential and was really a good idea, but the way it was put together and executed was lacking. I wish I could have liked this story more because it was really interesting! I just didn't have all that much fun reading it. 


  1. Ooh, the title is AMAZEBALLS! But it's sad that the book fell short of your expectations. I hate when that happens :|

  2. I cannot recommend this book enough. The entire storyline has a natural progression that you experience right along with Reka, and the journey is beautiful!

    You won't believe this Miracle Hour


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