Do you know a woman who's bitchy, non-compliant and difficult?
According to Cole, the answer to this is that she's just too damn empowered and has too many rights!Surely relinquishing her unappreciated freedoms and rights will make her abundantly happy... and compliant... and slutty...
I hear an objection from the Kresley Cole fans and in the interest of fair media representation, I'll relay it to the rest of you. "But Kat, the novels ends with Wroth and Myst in an equal relationship where Myst has her freedom and Wroth is remorseful for his treatment of Myst."
That's very true.
But this happens AFTER Myst has been "tamed" and brought to heal like a bitch in heat. It also happens after Myst, who is a two-thousand year-old woman of immense power and knowledge, contemplates how happy she is now that she's no longer in charge of her own life.
I am not exaggerating, either. She reminisces on how, unknowingly, she's been waiting for a man stronger than her to come along, overpower her and take away those burdensome choices.Stop lying! You're just angry because you don't have a kitchen to go home to!
Note to men: Despite how insanely beautiful and attractive I am, I can assure you that any attempt to kidnap or control me will not end pleasantly on your behalf. Despite my Super Slut Powers, I'm less than likely to fall to pieces at the sight of your sizable "manroot" and decide to exchange regular access to it for my freedom.
I really actually enjoyed how this novel started because Myst was just so badass. She reminded me of Holo out of Spice and Wolf
, which is a great anime if you're new to the genre and are looking for something to convince you that the Japanese aren't all weird and creepy perverts.
My issue with Cole is that she interprets female strength, in this novel, as using your sexuality as a weapon and deceiving men with the illusion of sex. I don't think sexuality mingled with deception is women's greatest weapon or strength any more than I think a man's greatest weapon is his physical strength. In fact, Myst never even really tries to outsmart Wroth, as if it's a useless attempt. Dude, you have like 1300 years on the guy! You don't have one trick up your sleeve that doesn't involve handjobs?I can think of ten better ways to get a ride out of a guy and I'm only 24, Myst. It's like you're not even trying...
On the other hand, there IS something endearing about this novel.I just can't quite put my finger on it though...
Okay, this novel really, truly is very sexy. It is it's one redeeming feature other than the ending where I'm convinced that at least this couple has a chance of surviving a relationship together, which I can't say for most romance novels, so that's a positive.
And just in case you didn't get the memo, this book is very, very sexy.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to read every single thing that Kresley Cole has ever written.What? Like you've never seen a hypocrite before?