It took me a while to read Amber Magic by B.V. Larson, partially because I was in my final term of school and partially because the book was slow-paced and did not really hold my interest for more than a few pages at a time. I didn’t want to give up on it, though! I hate giving bad reviews, I really do. I don’t want people to read my work and give me a bad review. What I really want to do is edit this book for Mr. Larson. I can see the potential it has, and can feel how it is so close to being amazing. Mr. Larson did an excellent job of leaving the reader with questions (something I neglected to mention in my review), but because of the lack of connection between the reader and characters, there isn’t a desire to find out the answer to those questions.
Truly, Mr. Larson, I believe this book – and probably the series – has a future as one of the greatest fantasy adventures of our time. And I am willing to negotiate a deal to help you get it there.
My full review as posted on Goodreads:
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I love fantasy stories. I enjoy getting sucked into other worlds and having adventures. Unfortunately, this book did not do that for me. The storyline needs some developing and streamlining; it’s choppy and inconsistent. I didn’t care about the characters very much and they mostly seemed to have the same personality. I found myself actually hoping the goblins would kill off one of the main characters just so there would be some real excitement. There is no reader to character connection. Some of the phrases the characters used seemed inconsistent, as well. In one part a teenage boy sounded like someone from the Middle Ages when he never sounded like that before or again. There are lots of grammar errors and while I can overlook some of them, it is obvious this book was not edited very well. I would love to see this book edited and revised, as it has a lot of potential to become an epic fantasy adventure. As it is right now, I have no interest in reading the next book in the series. I don’t care how the story ends.