Friday, July 17, 2009
Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
I'm not sure what to think of this adult novel by the author of the Halo books. At first, I was all gung-ho about it, but it slowed in the middle and then picked up in the end. Interesting premise, but I think tighter editing could have sped things up.
Eliot and Fiona are twins who live under the strict rules of their grandmother--no tv, no radio, no social life. But on their birthday, everything starts to change (like Harry Potter!) Their parents become known and they find out they are the children of a fallen angel and an immortal goddess. Both twins have good and evil in them, and both families begin testing them to see which side they lean toward. They are tempted by hotties, chocolates, and just by teenage rebelliousness. Both twins have their weaknesses, and the families attack. But will they choose to stay together? or be driven apart? There will obviously be a sequel.