This was a Vaginal Fantasy book that I picked up to read on a road trip where I was trying to fit in several short audiobooks. I knew from reviewsLOL.
This was a Vaginal Fantasy book that I picked up to read on a road trip where I was trying to fit in several short audiobooks. I knew from reviews from other VF readers that it would be bad, and it was. I almost gave it one stars, but I upped it to two because it was definitely entertaining.
There could have been some really neat things done with this book, the world building truly had potential. The Trivators are aliens sent to planets deemed ready for first-contact with the intention of bringing them into The Alliance (an interplanetary governing body of sorts). This doesn't go well for Earth and leaves the planet in an apocalyptic state.
There was a huge lack of character AND relationship development in this book. The heroine, Jesse, goes from "I hate you" to "I'm so in love with you" in the span of one kiss. Jesse and her sisters seemed to integrate too easily with the culture of the Trivators, when this could have been a really interesting clash to explore.
Rather than one cohesive story, this book felt like watching four back to back episodes of a sitcom. If the events of the book had been cut in half and the building of character relationships increased to fill the pages, it might have been a decent book. ...more
And Courtney Milan does it again. Seriously, I love her.
It's difficult to write a novella that does a good job of developing character and I felt UnloAnd Courtney Milan does it again. Seriously, I love her.
It's difficult to write a novella that does a good job of developing character and I felt Unlocked excelled at it. Even though the novella takes place within a short window of time, you really get to know these characters and the way their personalities have developed since they were young.
A good quick read and completely stand alone from the other books in the Turner series. ...more
This book centers around Sieh, the God of Children and Tricks. I loved Sieh in the first two books, but he makes for a really difficult character to like. He tries to be mature; he is, after all, the oldest of all the godlings. But his nature as the god of children keeps him immature and indecisive, I wanted to slap him half the time.
My biggest problem with the book was the confusion, 80% of the time when a transition happened I had NO idea what was going on. Some confusion was understandably part of the story, it being written in the first person it makes no sense to divulge things that Sieh does not know, but some of the things he did know came across as vague to the readers.
The best part of this book was the short story at the end that wraps up the Oree/Tempa arc from The Broken Kingdoms. It was only a few pages and was way more fun to read than the book itself. ...more
I love this series and Tricked was no exception. We got to see more of Granuaile and Oberon in this book, which was great as they were sorely lackingI love this series and Tricked was no exception. We got to see more of Granuaile and Oberon in this book, which was great as they were sorely lacking in Hammered (Book #3).
I'm excited to see where the story goes and I continue to love Hearne's sense of humor and Luke Daniel's amazing narration!...more