Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: THE NAMED by Marianne Curley

Ethan Roberts is a high school student in a broken family. His mother, Laura and father, Shaun were traumatized after his sister, Sera's tragic death years ago. Ethan has a double life as a Guardian of Time, one of the many who would travel through time to keep history right. To keep history away from the evil hands of the Order of Chaos. When Ethan's Trainer, violet-eyed Arkarian tells him that he is going to have a Apprentice, Ethan would not in a million years think that his Apprentice would be the sister of his best-friend-turned-arch-enemy, Matt's little sister, Isabel. Well, she's not little, but she's extremely good in self-defense and sports, plus she's one of the Guardian's few Healers. When Marduke, the one that killed young Sera returns to threaten the life of Isabel, Ethan must take action, but not before learning the truth about his father, and his own role in stopping the end of the peace on the world.

In general, The Named is a decent novel, alternating between the point of view of Ethan and Isabel. It is a genuine story, set on world history. This is also the first novel I'd read (or is it the second?) that the female and male leads are not a couple. The characters are endearing, witty and fun. The supporting crew has great potential too, especially the wise Arkarian with blue hair. However, I couldn't get into the story quick enough. It feels like I'm not there, in the scene. I only start liking the story halfway through the book and the changing perspectives can be a little confusing. Minus that and you'll get a good read.

I adore the cover, silver and dark. It relates to the prologue and the whole backdrop of the novel.

Ratings : 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Why can't every book in this world be as exciting and suspenseful as this book!!?? It just makes me want to cry!!! I absolutely loved this book. The book is about a group of teens who try to protect the present by going through the past inorder to fend off people in an organization that tries to destroy the past.


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