Review: Extraordinary

Jan •  15 •  2011
Review: ExtraordinaryExtraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Dial on September 7, 2010
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Bought
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For fans of Beautiful Creatures and Wicked Lovely, New York Times Bestselling author Nancy Werlin delivers a captivating novel of friendship and trust, where the past determines the future and a generations-old curse requires the ultimate sacrifice.

Phoebe is drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new girl at school. Soon the two become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, arrives. Ryland has an immediate hold on Phoebe — but it turns into something dangerous, as she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon Phoebe discovers the shocking, fantastical truth about Ryland and Mallory, and about an age-old debt she’s meant to pay. Will she be strong enough to save herself from the curse? Intensely page-turning, this follow-up to Nancy Werlin’s acclaimed novel Impossible links the real and the otherworldly in a story that is suspenseful, conversation-starting, and utterly alluring. Continue reading about the Fairy Realm in Werlin’s Unthinkable.

Let me just say, that this book is um, weird. While I enjoyed Ms. Werlin other book Impossible, this one was nothing like it and in fact left me sad.

Phoebe comes from a family that has some serious history. A faerie is sent to befiend then trick her, forcing her into an agreement that a family ancestor made in part for her. The deal was to take a girl was is ordinary. But is she?

It doesn’t take me long to get into a book. Pretty much if it is in my genre that I read, I will most likely,  like it. But this one, just left me confused and hard to get into. I found myself re-read passages and just not liking it at all. Some things were just too strange and weird.

I even find myself having a hard time writing this review. While this book was enjoyable after a while. It was a slow start with different POV’s going back and forth. I, personally, this book was just not for me. I wish I could of enjoyed more but I could not.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Kate Evangelista
    Jan 15, 2011

    I love honest reviews. Good job!

  2. Chapter Chicks
    Jan 15, 2011

    Thanks for the honest review. That sucks that it isn’t as good as Impossible, I really enjoyed that one!

  3. NerdyBookLover
    Jan 15, 2011

    I bought this book about a week ago and i havn’t been able to read it yet. :O I’m kind of scared to read it now haha but thanks for the review [:

  4. I liked it, but it wasn’t the best. Great review. Loved your honesty!

  5. The Slowest Bookworm
    Jan 15, 2011

    Hi Savy, Enjoyed your review too 😀

  6. AnimeGirl
    Jan 16, 2011

    I didn’t have a very pleasant experience with this book, while I thought it was ok, I had a few personal problems with it.

    Mostly characterization, Some characters I just didn’t like and I never bought Ryland’s appeal.