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Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
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May 30, 2012

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Read from May 30 to June 02, 2012


Honestly, the first half of the book was such a bore and so confusing. It basically dragged where I didn't care much for any of the characters and had no idea how their world worked. The second half was the polar opposite - almost everything was explained at the end and things just got too interesting to stop turning pages. The problem I had with this book was the worldbuilding and dialogue. So many characters in the novel spoke in riddles and I didn't understand a thing. It didn't help that I didn't know what was going on in terms of how their world worked, specifically the history. The author constantly brought up the past wars and politics that weren't all that clear because of the races and names that I've never heard of before. I think the information that the author tried to present to the reader were given in an overwhelming manner. Since the characters of various races were part of the story, it was hard for me to imagine what they looked like.

The romance and character developments were the best part. My favorite characters were Andevai, Cat, and Rory (Rory being my favorite of them all).

I also thought that there were parts to the story that weren't needed along with unnecessary dialogue that served to further confuse me as a reader.

I am very tempted, however, to buy the second book!
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