The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway Review

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 |
April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood

I received this book through Traveling ARC Tours!

It's pretty safe to say that the majority of this story is told through the dialogue between the three sisters, April, May, and June. This was a major plus, considering that practically every bit of conversation was quote-able and chuckle-worthy. The wit was sharp and the sarcasam overflowing. I really appreciated the humor; it was almost like watching a wacky magic-infused Gilmore Girls episode. Each sister was fleshed out in the best way, with an individual sense of humor and a few flaws that will make you shake your head. The characterization was stellar.

However, I felt like the climax of the book was very flat. It wasn't so much that it was a completely predictable read, more that the build-up was lacking. Although the reader knows there is some imminent danger, because the book was so character-based, it's difficult to imagine that any of the sisters would come to great harm. It was pretty easy to sense that in Benway's writing.

Overall, a light, enjoyable read perfect for any last-minute beach trips. :)

Rating: 7.5/10


pirate penguin said...

I'm always in the mood for light enjoyable reads ;) thanks for the review!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I loved all the wit and humor, but I agree. The climax lacked the punch I was looking for. Still a pretty good read.

Nina said...

The cover of this book is really great and I love the description of it. But too bad that the climax lacked something. I think I will read it, just because it's light and I enjoy that from time to time. :P

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