Started out enjoying this. The writing was too juvenile for my taste, but it was mildy entertaining. Plus, the mother and son relationship was very moStarted out enjoying this. The writing was too juvenile for my taste, but it was mildy entertaining. Plus, the mother and son relationship was very moving.
Something, somewhere went terrible awry. Enjoyment turned to annoyance and downhill and so on.
The turning point was why the devil appears. Max, our mc, stole a bobblehead cat for his mother. Apparently, devils just pop out of hell to haunt you if you pull dumbass crimes. This might be plausible except only 666 exist. With all the godawful criminals running amuck in this world why would this ever be likely. I was hoping the bobblehead would be cursed, clichéd, but more believable.
Got that out there. The characters, however unique were not interesting and the book felt drawn out. Like the editor didn't do a proper job or the book was a required number of pages.
I had great hopes of at least giving this two stars for the touching relationship between max and his mom. The author slaughtered this without care. We go for long stretches of time where he doesn't even have a phone for her to call for help. He explodes his frustration and resentments on her, while drunk, and doesn't even bother to check if she's still breathing for over half a day. Having just recently gone through a circumstance with my own mother it feels cheap. It also pissed me off.
This book was unrealistic and sloppy. Max whines about being broke and unable to pay medical bills. If you have organ failure you are automatically qualified for ss which gets you in the front door of most anything medical related. save for the transplant itself, so she would still have been dying. Also, hospice can come in handy for at home treatments if qualified and they pay 100% of treatment.
I am not quite sure who i would recommend this to. I have read croak, enjoyed it, not the be all end all of books, but i don't remember it leaving a bad taste in my mouth....more
That was surprising. If you go into this series thinking it will be just another dark hunter book. You will be very disappointed. It has a lot of theThat was surprising. If you go into this series thinking it will be just another dark hunter book. You will be very disappointed. It has a lot of the characters from the DH series and yet comes off feeling like a new series with a few parallel story lines.
Ups We are introduced to Tory (Acheron's sweetie) she is cute and quirky. I can see her with Ash.
This is an up and down side- INFORMATION OVERLOAD. There is a lot of fun factoids about the world and the characters that you almost have to take notes to fully remember everything.
We get to meet hades and persephone for the first time. Here's hoping we see more of them in the future.
Downs Arik is an ass in the beginning (a turn off). He isn't beyond saving and redeems himself before the end.
The relationship switches gears from "I hate you" to "I want to have puppies" before we can even blink. It came off as unrealistic. Even though they had wild sex romps before they met in the flesh I wished for something more along the first dream hunter story of Phantom Lover. Yeah, they had whoopee but they talked and got to know each other rather than just sex. We didn't get hardly any of that.
Book takes a more serious tone than the DH books. ...more