There's been a lot said about this book and I don't have all that much to say, so...
- It was not what I expected. It was extremely plot-driven with absolutely zero sex (though any scene with V'lane came close enough to almost count) and though I'm pretty sure Mac will end up with Barrons the book was not about them falling in lust. After three Nora Roberts novels, THIS IS A NICE CHANGE.
- Mac's character. She's a girly girl at times but mostly she's spunky, and her narration is fun to read.
- Meta-story. Many people write first person without thinking about who their narrator is telling the story to, but I got a strong sense that Mac was addressing someone in this book and it made everything feel more concrete.
- The mythos. Oh, it was beautiful. I was just fascinated by the tantalizing little hints Moning dropped and thought she did a wonderful job worldbuilding it.
I didn't like:
- Barrons's speech. Maybe this is just me, but he was very formal and old-worldish and then BAM! throws an f-bomb into the middle of a sentence. It threw me off a bit and didn't seem consistent.
- The writing style. Sometimes, that is. There were quite a few run-on sentences, which always bug me, and I don't think Mac could have used the word 'pretty' or some variation thereof more if she had tried.
...and that's really it. I'm not raving over it, but I liked it (more than the three stars makes it seem) and I'll read the next at bare minimum.