Interesting in terms of folklore . We get to see something different than the usual werewolves/vampires/fae and learn more about Mercy's nature.
I tho...moreInteresting in terms of folklore . We get to see something different than the usual werewolves/vampires/fae and learn more about Mercy's nature.
I thought this book was actually the creepiest of all the series . Maybe it's because I have this fear of "things you can't see, lurking in the water"....
I was a bit disappointed, though, because there was only the main plot, whereas the previous books had multiple plot-lines . I guess it can't be helped, now that most of the relationship and werewolf-related problems are settled.
It felt a bit like the earlier books in the series in that way . I enjoyed it more when there was more than one problem to deal with. Now, I think it was also less intense because we didn't get to see much of the usual cast of characters.
And somehow, it felt like poor Adam was reduced to the role of a sidekick... As if the author had to find a way ( the river ) to limit his actions, because otherwise he would have stolen the show ( that's the problem of having Mercy and Adam moving together... There's no delay in the "rescue" )
Now I wonder what the last book will be about ? This feels like it could have been the last .
Good stuff . Some moments were a little confusing ( sometimes there are scenes that don't really seem to have any purpose in the plot ) and there were...moreGood stuff . Some moments were a little confusing ( sometimes there are scenes that don't really seem to have any purpose in the plot ) and there were little inconsistencies at times, but all in all, a good read.
I'd have liked a little more romance to spice things up, though....The few moments came out a bit out of the blue, without much build-up. But at least, I like the characters, so it can wait.
This is not a revolution, but a good specimen from the genre.(less)
A nice fluffy, non-threatening read . It's far from a revolution, but it is pleasant nonetheless, especially when you don't want to read something com...moreA nice fluffy, non-threatening read . It's far from a revolution, but it is pleasant nonetheless, especially when you don't want to read something complicated/deep/mentally challenging .
It doesn't avoid the clichés of the genre, but it more or less manages to make you like the characters ( well, especially Lucius . Jessica was a bit too much into denial mode for my taste ) . The humor helps .
Character development was well done for the hero, less well done for the heroin, and the last part of the story was kind of abrupt in terms of changes ( But you know, it's necessary for the "drama" ).
It feels like the book hesitates between being a high school story and a paranormal story, which is probably why the last part wasn't entirely coherent in terms of character development, and why the paranormal plot felt kind of rushed .
I liked this one, though a bit less than its predecessor "Kiss of the highlander" .
Let's list the reasons why :
* Dageus : Yes, he was a perfectly yu...moreI liked this one, though a bit less than its predecessor "Kiss of the highlander" .
Let's list the reasons why :
* Dageus : Yes, he was a perfectly yummy bad boy kind of hero . At least he should have been .... In truth I expected him to be much more evil than that .
So, I don't have a problem with Dageus in himself, because I thought he was a cool character . No .. the problem was that the author tried to make it look as if he was this evil, dangerous guy . And I just didn't get that feeling .... Actually he was in control most of the time, and though there are a few moments where we're told he is "on the edge", it doesn't really feel that way .
Dageus is wrongly advertised as a bad boy ... I felt a bit cheated :D
* Chloe : I don't know why, exactly but I had a bit of trouble liking her ... Maybe she just didn't compare to Gwen ( from previous book ) which I found much more mature and interesting . I thought Chloe was a bit naive, and not as strong .
In my opinion, the story just doesn't give her an opportunity to shine. She's almost always with Dageus and doesn't really have to fend for herself at any time I think I'd have liked to see how she fared alone .... Sadly it seems the plot reduced her to her attraction for the hero, and I felt her personality wasn't as developed as Gwen .
* Romantic plot : It somehow lacked suspense since there wasn't much obstacles . While romance plots are always quite predictable, this one was especially so .
I'd say it's still a perfectly good book for its genre ( if you can overlook the usual clichés ) , but it suffers from the comparison with "kiss of the highlander" . Since it's probably mostly due to my liking Drustan and Gwen more, as characters, it might be different for everyone, according to preferences . (less)
Aah, this is my kind of guilty pleasure . Read this one on the train ... trying to keep the stupid grin off my face .
I'm very glad I have an ebook rea...moreAah, this is my kind of guilty pleasure . Read this one on the train ... trying to keep the stupid grin off my face .
I'm very glad I have an ebook reader for these kind of books, because I wouldn't dare read it in public otherwise . What an embarrassing cover !
So about the book in itself ... Well what can I say ? It speaks for itself . You should know whether you like these kind of books or not .
If so, this one is well written and has very likable characters, especially the heroin who I had no problem rooting for . Drustan goes without saying ( he was written to please, after all... :D ) but gets a very special mention, for being a relatively normal nice guy . He wasn't pushy, or overly chauvinistic ( well, not more than expected from a 16th century guy ), nor was a some kind of dangerous bad boy .
Not that I don't like the dangerous bad boys, mind you .... But they are everywhere in this kind of literature, so I found it very refreshing to read about a guy like Drustan . Proof that you don't need to be bad to be sexy !(less)