Gideon and the Q&A portion with the characters made this book. Aside from that, a little more creativity would have gone a long way. I would haveGideon and the Q&A portion with the characters made this book. Aside from that, a little more creativity would have gone a long way. I would have preferred to see more of the warriors' shenanigans than a complete character guide that just had to include every damn character - no matter how minor - who showed up in the book. That portion ate up way too many pages. ...more
First of all, here's a shoutout to the awesome recurring/supporting characters who made this a 3-star instead of a 2-star rating - especially Nikolai,First of all, here's a shoutout to the awesome recurring/supporting characters who made this a 3-star instead of a 2-star rating - especially Nikolai, Renata, and Nathan, who got the bulk of my love. Thank you for easing my suffering, guys. Keep it up with the awesome. I am looking forward to get to know Webb, Dare, Rafe, Aric, Carys, Micah, and the rest of the new kids too.
Now, on to the unpleasant part of this review. As much as I hate to say this, it was hard for me to root for Kellan and Mira. There were so many elements about their love story that struck me as contrived - as if they were given all the problems they could possibly have just to have a story that readers would find exciting. Sure, if you turn off your brain for a couple of hours, you'd enjoy the ride with them; but if you enumerate all their problems, you'll see that all of them could be easily solved if only they had used their brains! (And to think they're supposed to be oh-so-smart and badass warriors, yeah.)
I thought Kellan's biggest reason for leaving Mira was stupid. If he was so certain that what he had seen would be his tragic fate, that should have been a bigger reason for him to stay and spend as much time with her as possible. God save me from tragic heroes. As for Mira, I found her just as annoying (if not more annoying) than Kellan. Jeez, girl, show some more pride. That bastard messed with you big time. You don't just fall into his arms and cling to him as if your life depended on it after a short time of being righteously angry just because you're still in love with him. Most of all, you don't just throw everything out the window - especially not the people who have always been there to care for you and love you even when you were at your weakest - in order to spend the rest of your life with your man. They were self-centered, whiny, careless, and frankly, quite boring, considering they never made me crack a smile - not even once.
To sum it up, the supporting characters saved this book big time.
Let me put it this way. Hunter and Corinne's love story was the most boring part of this novel. >.> The other things going on were definitely moLet me put it this way. Hunter and Corinne's love story was the most boring part of this novel. >.> The other things going on were definitely more exciting.
Second, I just couldn't bring myself to love Hunter and Corinne although God knows I tried. Their character developments were very unrealistic and the chemistry between them was just too contrived.
Lastly, the best part of this book was the ending. Seriously. It's a good thing an excerpt for Chase's book was included or I'd have gone insane with worry for the warriors and their breedmates. ...more