“Spiral Aloe” by L.A. Forbes was a good story…at first. I did get through the whole book, which was packed with action, deception, and plenty of side stories mingling with the main plot. A few things got a little tangled, but they seemed to be clearing up in the end of the story. Actually, let me put it this way: I was enthralled with this book until it ended- by which I mean, I don’t get the ending at all. The story just stopped in what I assumed was the middle of the story. Nothing was resolved at all, and there was no indication of a follow up book. You know, no hints or cliff hangers, just a blunt ending. I’m still sitting here wondering if it actually ended…although I read the last bit twice through to make sure. Otherwise, the book really was great. The word choice was good, the story was entertaining, and the interesting cultural information was awesome. The ending just killed it for me though. While I appreciate authors taking the freedom of putting things in their own way, I would have just liked more completion to the ending. The dialogue was decent, the characters believable, and the story brought some very important topics into the spotlight. A good book, but just not for me.
*This review was written by Chelsea*