Summer and Bird Characters è 9

Review Summer and Bird

Summer and Bird Characters è 9 Ì An enchanting—and twisted—tale of two sisters’ uest to find their parentsWhen their parents disappear in the middle of the night young sisters Summer and Bird set off on a uest to find them A cryptic picture message from their mother leads them to a familiar gate in the woods but comfortable sights uickly give wUickly give way to a new world entirely Down one inhabited by talking birds and the evil Puppeteer ueen Summer and Bird are uickly separated and their divided hearts lead them each in a very different direction in the uest to find their parents vanuish the Puppeteer lead the birds back to their Gree. CharactersSummer One of two main characters Summer is the older sister Summer is responsible and big sisterly trying to take charge and control the situation when their parents disappear I really enjoyed every chapter from Summer's perspective and even though she could be annoying at times in the I'm older than you so we'll do what I say kind of way that big sisters have it was character appropriate annoyingness which only made her character strongerBird One of two main characters Bird is the younger sister She shares many characteristics with the creatures after which she was named She's stubborn and sometimes acts dreadfully but considering her age it's all appropriate and she remains likeable despite some of her actionsRaven Summer's Ally in the bird world I enjoyed this character and would have liked to have found out about herBen The mysterious old man who helps Summer out and gives her three gifts I enjoyed him immensely and was glad to see him return later in the bookThe Puppeteer The villian of the story I found her background to be really interesting and her habits especially her eating habits to be horrifying I thought she was an excellent villianSarah Summer and Bird's cat another character that I really wanted to know aboutMother Summer and Bird's mother and a woman who is than what she seemedFather Summer and Bird's father who was a very sad character in the bookOwl One character who I really wished I'd known aboutWriting The book was a uick easy read but the language was rich and intriguing Katherine Catmull has a very interesting way of writing where she reveals things that will be said in the future but in such a way as to add to the present storyline without ruining what will happen in the story It's something I really enjoyed and haven't seen before in a YA novel The characters were lovely and my only wish is that when reaching the end of the book I had known about them By the end of the book you know Summer and Bird uite well but all the supporting cast is still very very lacking in background story The world that Catmull created was rich and overflowing so you know these side characters must have amazing stories themselvesEnding Bittersweet is the only real word for it I'm hoping books will be written in this world Plot This plot is rich with the mythology of birds It's a world where magic exists and where elements from myths we've all heard the World Tree and Serpent are woven in beautifully Like I've already mentioned the only thing I wish is that there was development of the side characters I still am not sure who exactly Sarah and the Owl were when it came to their own personal motivations The story itself flows nicely though but I have to say the main Villian issues were resolved about 34 of the way through the book which was a great thing because it left you wondering What's going to happen nextBelievability of World Very believable since it was made clear from almost the beginning that magic is a part of this worldOverall Grade A I really enjoyed reading this book and my only gripe is that I wanted to know about the side characters which is just me being greedy since the story was about Summer and Bird and it developed and covered them wonderfully

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An enchanting and twisted tale of two sisters’ uest to find their parentsWhen their parents disappear in the middle of the night young sisters Summer and Bird set off on a uest to find them A cryptic picture message from their mother leads them to a familiar gate in the woods but comfortable sights.  I spent ages looking for this book and I finally got it for my birthday I was so happy Well This is a very difficult book to rate First of all there is absolutely nothing wrong with the writing itself it's beautiful and it manages to be both whimsical and serious which is a feat unto itself Those 2 stars That's all the writing The thing is the pretty writing was all that kept me reading I couldn't connect with the characters at all there was little to differentiate the way the sisters were written oh there were details one looked like this the other like that one was ambitious and bird like the other human and worried about the family but their voices There wasn't much to tell one from the other And what characterization there was ended up too odd too alien to allow me to connect with them granted it serves the plot but it does not serve the reader The plot had so much potential An evil puppeteer who wastes herself away to become bird like and feasts on birds for the same purpose An exiled bird ueen Two little girls with a mysterious heritage But it was SO slow The pacing was terrible it seemed like it was just writing for the sake of writing very pretty writing but the story went nowhere for ages It took me 3 months to read this book 3 months I hate the ending I'm not one of those who has to have a HEA though there's that expectation especially in a children's book but it was just unsatisfying and empty I don't know maybe it was just me maybe I personally couldn't connect with this book So go ahead give it a chance the writing is worth it I didn't care for the rest but maybe others will

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Summer and BirdN Home and discover the identity of the true bird ueenWith breathtaking language and deliciously inventive details Katherine Catmull has created a world unlike any other skillfully blurring the lines between magic and reality and bringing to life a completely authentic cast of characters and creature. Having glanced at a few reviews of this book previously I wasn't entirely sure what to expect However the cover was captivating enough that I kept an eye out for it and when a friend gifted me a hardcover copy for Christmas I dove right onHaving finished it yesterday at last I decided it was time to write a review What sort of a review though I wasn't sure it's hard to put into words what I felt about this book Overall it was a compelling read that I enjoyed and will definitely present to my sister when I next see her I think she would enjoy the read as wellWhat didn't I like about the book It's hard to say There are definitely elements that don't uite add up to a five star rating but it's certainly a solid four star read at least for me I think I would have liked to see the world explored even in detail but enough detail is there to read between the linesI especially liked the nods to mythology the World Tree the serpent the phoenix And the writing was lovely The story itself had enough twists to keep it interesting even if I knew what was going to happen I'm good at guessing twists that wayWho would I recommend this book to Sisters because I think we all have a bit of Summer and Bird in us Fantasy and fairy tale lovers because that's definitely what this story is