I really wanted to more than simply "like" this story, but Jinx just drove me nuts. I can't think of anyone as obliviouWhoops, finished this ages ago.
I really wanted to more than simply "like" this story, but Jinx just drove me nuts. I can't think of anyone as oblivious as her. She was just so repetitively down and negative in reference to herself that it got old really fast, even once she had the support of other people.
Which okay. So maybe old habits die hard, but then she's overly optimistic about people who are basically cruel, and it's really hard to believe that anyone would really be that naive enough to not be wary of anything those people say or do.
That being said, I actually liked the premise of this book, and I liked how magic works, and all of the characters (even, begrudgingly, Jinx). I think if the book didn't have me constantly alternating between wanting to be her friend and wanting to smickity-smack her whenever she was being a silly peagoose, I'd have given this 4 stars....more
I really enjoyed this book's take on magic/hedgewitchery. I can definitely imagine magic working like this in "realAlready downloading the next book!
I really enjoyed this book's take on magic/hedgewitchery. I can definitely imagine magic working like this in "real life" and I sort of wish it did. I wanna be a witch. =D
Also the witchy trait of "knowing" things really lends itself to the cozy mystery genre - now there's a real reason for the nosy main character to actually KNOW there's things wrong and go out and do dumb things because nobody will listen to them since they shouldn't KNOW.
I have a feeling I am going to enjoy Cookie as the series continues. I like that she can't be clearly defined as "dark" or "light".
The small bit of romance in here - eh. Anyone who knows me knows I grow bored of the girl always having two choices of dudes and liking them both and you know she's only gonna be able to pick one (boo!). I actually like both of the men in this book and I don't want either of them to be unhappy, so I hope that part drags out a bit but without too much angst....more
The problem with this book does not lie with the narrator. It isn't her fault that 70% in I decided I didn't rThis book is bad and it should feel bad.
The problem with this book does not lie with the narrator. It isn't her fault that 70% in I decided I didn't really give a crap about what happens at the end and gave up.
It's a shame, too. I started out really liking this book because the first chapter was so funny.
I didn't feel like I was reading about faeries and vampires and other paranormal creatures at all. There was nothing actually otherworldly about any of them and it as really disappointing.
Bram is basically just a subpar version of Laurel K Hamilton's "Jean-Claude". But instead of "ma petite" he thinks it is funny to call Dolcie "sweet". It's basically the same character. He owns a club and everything.
I don't particularly like any of the other 3 male "love interests" at all. Quillin or whatever the hell his name is...I guess he's okay, but I still don't like him. The other three are pompous a-holes.
And don't get me started on Dolcie. She's a friggin' idiot. She's supposed to be law enforcement and the best but she screws up all over the place and lets everyone else convince her of what she should be doing, except when she decides not to listen to them and then ends up screwing up again.
She's supposed to be this super hot faerie according to all the men in this book but she's insecure enough that she goes around being jealous of all the other women in the book, and it actually interferes with her work. I hate main characters that hate how they look to the point where it comes up over and over and friggin' over again. Can't we get some women who are comfortable with themselves or something to follow around? She may as well be any regular human lead in a young adult paranormal romance.
Also, I'm not into S&M or anything, and I would have been fine if Dolcie was just turned off by the goings on there, but then she went and called everyone who might be interested in such a thing freaks and made it seem like it was wrong (and also ruined her undercover shit there for a second time, why didn't she just tell Knight to go there himself, she's so dumb), and that's about when I gave up on this book.
If I'm lucky, Audible will let me return it or something....more
This book didn't take long to get right into the sex, and thereafter you basically find out it's about sex sex rapity rape pregnancy. It reminded me aThis book didn't take long to get right into the sex, and thereafter you basically find out it's about sex sex rapity rape pregnancy. It reminded me a little bit of the Meredith Gentry series by Laurel K Hamilton, except that Merry likes to bang all those people that want to bang her and enjoys doing it as it is her nature. I also get the feeling that with the magic power, this series is going to have a lot more addiction stuff along with all those people wanting to bang and rape and impregnate Eugenie.
Don't get me wrong. I did like this book - the sex scenes were steamy and I am still a bit intrigued about what will happen to the characters. I'm just not sure when/if I want to read more of the series. The stuff I'm most interested in - how the magic works, how the land and Eugenie are connected and how the people will react to her, etc...I have a feeling that stuff won't come into play as much as I would like it to later. It'll take a backburner to the sex sex rapity rape pregnancy angle....more