Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A loveable rogue

Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.

A short story that appeared in Target exclusive copies of Cress.  (You can also subscribe to Marissa Meyer's newsletter and this short story will be emailed to you for free!)

I think I am in love with Carswell Thorne or as he likes to call himself Captain Thorne; he has so much more, well more than Prince Kai.  He is a bit of a ‘wide boy’ but he has a heart of gold.  This reader loved that he became the love interest for Cress in her novel.

This short tells us more of one incident in his adolescence which Cress loved and idealised.  It shows how a young Carswell starts out using his good looks, charm and flirtatious personality to get something he wants.  We also see the opposite side of the coin where he feels equally conflicted for using someone to get something he wants.

This novella also shows that Thorne using his oral prowess to talk himself into but more often than not out of tough situations.  Yes, he can be arrogant, manipulative but that makes him all the more interesting.  He is also a funny, charismatic, and above all loveable.  There is definitely more to him than meets the eye.  If you didn’t love him before reading this novella I am pretty sure you will love him afterwards.

I am in love with Thorne and am  therefore biased (he needs a full book all to himself), so I rated this novella as 5 stars on Netgalley.

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