WHEW! These reviews are flying up! God the feeling when I pop on to Amazon and see the extra number – it feels like one of those rides that just drop you. The stomach plunge hits me every time I look for the newest review *grin* If you do ever pop onto Amazon to look at my book do you mind hitting the ‘yes’ button for all good reviews? I had someone start to down-vote them which was very annoying. Anyhoo here’s the four star review! And I got compared to another author!! A first time for that : )
I initially struggled with the beginning of the book because I didn’t like how the multiple POVs were done. I am used to works where if there is multiple POVs they are all in third person and there are clear section or chapter breaks before switching. MacDonald’s POV switches are confusing at first, but I instantly fell in love with the characters and was pretty sure I’d like the plot so I persevered. I am glad I did! The style of POV switching gelled with me rather early on (the first fight scene) and I found that it ended up working quite well. I loved the author’s voice and humour throughout the book.
The characters were great and I was right about loving the plot! I am currently reading Traci Harding’s The Ancient Future and think if you like that you will probably like The Arrival also. Both have very similar themes (strong female leads who can defend themselves, transported elsewhere and fall in love etc) but The Arrival is much more light-hearted and humorous and I found it to be a faster read with a less complicated storyline.
The Arrival is a light and fun read and its well worth $1 to see if it amuses you!