Antara B


I'm Antara, reviewer at Code Name: Bookworm. I'm a college student from India and I absolutely LOVE reading books.

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  • The Waiting Room on April 22, 2013

    NOTE: I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 2.5/5 Overall, I was rather disappointed. I'd expected something spookier, or more dramatic, or even funny. This was just a collection of stories about paranormal 'events' that happened. Stories arranged according to preference: Closed Circle of Friends (3/5) I liked this story. There was spookiness and tons of dramatic revelations. The characters were written in 3rd person and the points of view were switched constantly (to each friend) which felt rather unnecessary and was pretty annoying. Other than that, I loved how it played out. I would recommend this. The Forgotten Son (2/5) It could've POTENTIALLY been pretty brilliant. But having the ghost interact with Frankie, the child, in a setting where the parents weren't present felt unnecessary. Also, the entire conversation at the end seemed forced since at the beginning the focus was largely on how Frankie felt. Or vice versa, depending on how you see it. The ghost could've played a far more significant role, but didn't. The Waiting Room (0.5/5) Frankly I didn't even get the point of the ghost in the story.
  • The Deception Dance on May 28, 2013

    For a synopsis that starts with Raven NOT wanting "boys, romance, or falling in love (definitely not the last one)", it's highly ironic that there isn't one, not two, but THREE men vying for her attention. *failboat* The book starts pretty well: a creepy graveyard and a mysterious incident. After that it pretty much went downhill. She meets Andras and... instant attraction! I would say it was insta-love but I didn't even realise she LOVED him until she explicitly stated it. And then we're introduced to Nicholas/Niklaus Tapper- love interest #2. After another mysterious 'incident' they head off to Sweden to stay in Nick's house. Where we meet Stephen: love interest #3. At this point, I found myself losing both count, and interest. There's a lame mythology concept introduced and then things get REALLY WEIRD. I did consider not finishing this book at this point but I chose to bravely trudge on. Bad idea, because the ending was absolutely not worth it. She was really funny at times, but her humour was just not enough to redeem the book. The excessive misspelling most certainly didn't help. Apparently everyone else LOVED the book, so this may be a case of it's not you, it's me. To sum up, it was really disappointing and I will not be continuing the series. **I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**