I used to be a cop. The beginning of this book seemed promising. Like the first page or two, but as soon as the detective showed up on the scene and t...moreI used to be a cop. The beginning of this book seemed promising. Like the first page or two, but as soon as the detective showed up on the scene and there was dialogue I knew absolutely ZERO effort had been made to research police procedures, and the conversation in this book was laughable.
First off - I do not care how old the "suspects" looked. If they appeared to be minors NO cop would risk potentially blowing a case by not reading them their miranda rights, and having the interview video taped and recorded. Absolute bullshit. The dialogue?
"Listen you little rascals, the next item I punch is going to be one of you twerps if you don't show the good Doctor here some respect."
Are you fucking kidding me? What grown ass man in 2013 uses the term Rascals and Twerps in the same sentence? I read until the chapter break.
Secondly, it felt like the story was set in America, I could be wrong, but it felt decidedly american with the whole cop this and cop that reference. However, the author used stones instead of pounds for weight. I don't know if thats an issue, but since I purchased this book on Amazon US I would expect that the conversions would have been made to american english but that's just me.
Additionally, in the first part of the first chapter an infant is brought in, and the "parents" are brought in handcuffed. That would never happen. Then the character says they're only being questioned they're not under arrest, and he wants a lawyer etc.
None of this made any sense from a legal standpoint. This was not a fantasy story. I could suspend disbelief if it were, but when you're writing about real life things and real life experiences there needs to be realism and research done so professionals who are in those fields don't absolutely rip your manuscript apart for its inaccuracies.
This book was okay for me. I liked what the blurb said, but I just wasn't invested enough in the characters by the end of the book to really care what...moreThis book was okay for me. I liked what the blurb said, but I just wasn't invested enough in the characters by the end of the book to really care what happened.
It started off promising with our hero in the woods, and being ambushed, but then it just got weird. The legend of how these warriors lived and co-existed with humans was unrealistic, and there was no explanation for the origins of any of the other "non humans" in the book.
There was also very little interaction between humans which I found odd because it is a "human world". The writing was okay, but I am seriously getting tired of the hero who practically rapes the heroine because she's his "soul mate". Can we for once have more than five minutes to actually fall in love?
2.5 stars for me.
Battle sequences were good, and I like a good battle. (less)
I hate to say it but this one was even worse than the first one. I sincerely could not wait for this book to be over.
Again, all I'm going to say is t...moreI hate to say it but this one was even worse than the first one. I sincerely could not wait for this book to be over.
Again, all I'm going to say is that I am incredibly over an MC who instantly has to ravage the the heroine because of some psychic connection. How about developing a love story that even if it's "meant to be" there's more than five minutes before they're having the most explosive and best sex ever.