This book had so much potential. So much. Before reading, I had heard good things about it, but after reading it, I wonder where that came from. I'll try my best to explain without turning too critical and harsh (there are other reviews that go into that).
There were limited things I liked about the book, mainly the idea of being transported to another world, especially involving castles and royalty and two friends going off on an adventure. But that's where it ends.
First, the characters were all cliche. I felt no connection to either of the girls, and their endless swooning over the male figures in the story got annoying fast. Like gag, vomit, every where. Oh, nice, a drool worthy prince who doesn't even give the protagonist the time of day. Also, they both see the other as "stunningly beautiful" but see themselves as drab and ugly. Come on! Can we please get some heroine figures (if you could call them that) that actually like their image? Seriously.
Third, the story line was too easy. There is this dark evil overshadowing the kingdom. But it was defeated so easily and in such a cliche way that I just wanted to close the book and pick up a copy of a real fantasy page turner. I felt there was so much the story could go into that wasn't even spoken about or explained, and everything that happened was pointless.
Last, the ending made me want to hurl. I just...
P.S. Sorry for the harshness of this review. I think this is my first 1-2 star rating.
I received this book for free through booksneeze from Blink/Zondervan publishing to give my open and honest opinion of the story, nothing more and nothing less.