I don't really understand why so many people weren't happy with this book. Some of them said it was boring or they were waiting for stuff to happen an...moreI don't really understand why so many people weren't happy with this book. Some of them said it was boring or they were waiting for stuff to happen and it didn't, so I don't get it. I mean, my idea of a book in which nothing happens is Twilight, which also has a crappy plot and unlikable characters.
THIS book has intrigue, mystery, fun and unique characters with lots of character development, hijinks, and mayhem. It was exactly as I expected it would be and I will be reading the rest of the series as well. This would definitely be in my top lists of book-worlds to visit if I could ever do such a thing.
As for the way it was written, if you've read any regency novels before, this is fairly similar. That's why there's so much focus on characters, clothing, manners, and the like. It's part of what makes this series so fun!
I've read 2 of the Parasol Protectorate series, but I think it's not really fair to this series to compare it to her other one. This one feels like it's meant to be YA. As far as I can tell, there's not gonna be any sexy times here, and I like it all the better for that.(less)
The problem with this book does not lie with the narrator. It isn't her fault that 70% in I decided I didn't r...moreThis 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.(less)
A nice short story to go along with Forever Girl. A bit cheesy in some places (I don't really like Insta-love) and a few typos, but overall a great ba...moreA nice short story to go along with Forever Girl. A bit cheesy in some places (I don't really like Insta-love) and a few typos, but overall a great backstory for a character only briefly seen otherwise.(less)
It was refreshing to read an urban fantasy/paranormal book that didn't involve sexy vampires and people wanting to bang the sexy vampires. Instead, th...moreIt was refreshing to read an urban fantasy/paranormal book that didn't involve sexy vampires and people wanting to bang the sexy vampires. Instead, the vampires were horrifying and vicious monsters, and the book focused more on horror and action than romance. If you want some nice blood and gore, vampires that are actually frightening, and a little bit of steamy romance to tie things up, give this book a try.(less)