Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of this book. In some parts it reads like classic romance, others like paranormal fantasy. It wavers between YA language and adult language and the characters and scenes follow the same hit or miss depictions. That’s not to say this wasn’t an enjoyable, quick read. It wasn’t a beachy type read but more of a long night at home alone with a glass of wine type of read. The closest I can relate it to is perhaps the works of Gena Showalter but only in theme as the writing isn’t as consistent as Showalter’s (for better or worse you choose). The dream scenes were a bit of drudgery and I wish the author had perhaps found a different way of presenting their history. All in all, the book was good for the genre in which it stands – there are better ones out there but also far, far worse ones. I’m not certain if this is a first novel or not but it has that “aura” too it…where the author can develop characters, have a great idea and setting but not have taken the time to make sure they pull together seamlessly.
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