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The Becoming by Nora Roberts

cdelduca's review against another edition

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2.0

*spoilers*
I wanted to like this book more than I did, but just couldn’t. The writing style gave very little emotional weight to events that should be huge. A great example of this is when Breen bonds with a dragon. There were like two paragraphs describing the event and then it moved on like it had no significant impact on the character. The book read like it was going through the motions of being a great fictional novel without actually creating characters with depth. I’m tired of the story of the “chosen one” who’s parents are absent and is destined to save the world. *yawns* if you’re going to tell the same story, please give the characters… more character. The only thing that felt real about characters in this book/series was Breen’s growth past the childhood trauma of a controlling mother, I’ll give her that. Oh, also the gay/black best friend trope was obnoxious. Yay stereotypes.

kelszee's review against another edition

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medium-paced

4.5

shaismiling10's review against another edition

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5.0

Everything Nora Roberts writes is such *mwah*! I enjoyed the character development and the storyline. I feel as if I am apart of the story.

jellybeanie's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

gilwen's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

4.0

lizbobun's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

mnmtbookworm's review against another edition

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adventurous dark lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

reecha's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

clairethedestroyerofgalaxies's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced

4.0

ljkruz's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5