Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: Ominous

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; Original edition (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416984720

Summary:After the shocking revelations made in the Private prequel, The Book of Spells, Noelle and Reed know they are descendants of the original Billings Girls and their legacy includes a mysterious coven of witches. But it's nothing compared to what happens next.

One by one, Billings Girls go missing from campus.
The entire community bands together to find the lost girls, hoping they are still alive. Reed can't believe tragedy has struck Easton again, and she begins to wonder if the Billings Girls are cursed. But when the first body shows up containing a message just for her, she fears her friends are worse than cursed: they're doomed.

Review: I've been a fan of the private series for quite some time now, and am always keeping up with the new books in both Private and Privilege. I wasn't sure how the series was going to continue after the prequel The Book of Spells came out, because it took the series in a whole new direction. It was pulled off pretty successfully. I had become a little disappointed with the series in recent books because it stopped being like the first ones. Filled with love affairs, pranks, attempted murder, and jealousy fueled murder. I would really like to see the series either go back to that, or maybe start to come to a close. I'd rather see the series end than to see it dragged out and kept going. With the conclusion of Privilege coming, and the next series in Ally Ryan's complicated life coming, I think it would be okay to end the Private series. I still would recommend this book and all other Private books, because it is a fun and mysterious series. I just think that it is slowly coming to an end.

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