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God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
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Aug 05, 12

bookshelves: dystopia, urban-fantasy, fantasy
Read from July 26 to August 04, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I was disappointed by this book. I'd been really excited to start it--it's from Orbit, and this author is repped by Lilith Saintcrow's agent, so I was just clapping my hands with joy. The premise of the start of vamps, werewolves, goblins, and the like was really interesting, worldbuilding like I've never encountered before. And it's Locke's first book, so I'll forgive it its first-book-problems. My biggest problem is that [spoilers] sex should always make things MORE complicated, even if you're writing a romance (which this claims not to be), and the sex in here just doesn't. I kept waiting for some epic twist on why he was interested in her, on what was wrong with him, just anything. And there's nothing. It's a happily-for-now fairy tale relationship about two sexy people who meet and he's suddenly her rock and her shelter and all this other shit that I do not believe. The one time he got in trouble, that I'm supposed to stress about? AFTER she powers up and the two of them eviscerate the six half-bloods that are attacking them. Just whip the shit out of them and barely break a sweat. On the edge of my seat I was not.

I know I sound cynical, but I really enjoy a good love story. But it has to make me sweat, and it has to be semi-believable (not Instant. Cosmic. Attraction.) and there have to be PROBLEMS within it. Unless I find out something epic happens to her boyfriend, I probably won't read the second one. Sadness.
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