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Shadow of Flame by Caitlyn McFarland
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bookshelves: netgalley-edelweiss, give-up-series

~Thanks Netgalley for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest review~

Actual rating: 2.75 stars

I have mixed feeling towards this book. Although I appreciated the overall plot and rooted for some characters (aka Cadoc, he remains my fav), it was not as good as Soul of Smoke and I didn't get completely into the story.
There were some good twists (view spoiler), but I saw too many flaws as well:
• for most of the story Kai remained the same immature moron girl we had met in book 1 (view spoiler)
• there wasn't enough character development and at times the protagonists' behaviours didn't sound totally realistic
• I love multiple POVs, however this time they were a few too many, slowing the pace and making some passages a little bit boring

Summary: idea 5 - stars, execution - (sadly) only 2.5
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Reading Progress

July 6, 2015 – Shelved
July 6, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
September 3, 2015 – Shelved as: netgalley-edelweiss
October 18, 2015 – Started Reading
October 19, 2015 –
19.0% "We all wish for things we're better off forgetting."
October 21, 2015 –
45.0% "“Cadoc sighed. “Someday, chief, I’ll avenge your sense of humor. I don’t know who murdered it, but it died before its time.” \n \n Thank goodness we still have Cadoc!"
October 21, 2015 –
55.0% "Okay, that was totally unexpected. It either could be a powerful twist or mess up everything. We'll see."
October 24, 2015 –
55.0% "This part is quite boring...\n "
October 24, 2015 –
60.0% "This part is quite boring..."
October 26, 2015 –
78.0% "I cannot see where their loyalties lie... It whole seems a double-cross the double-crosser game!"
October 27, 2015 – Finished Reading
November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: give-up-series

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