Review: Maybe it’s just me but I have come to find that every book in the series so far has (1) a sad beginning (2) the beginning chapter is about a bad guy (3) the middle has some conflicts (4) the middle is boring (5) all the resolutions and interesting things are at the end of the book. I wanted something new and different!
Now that I have that out of the way, I can continue with the rest of the book’s review. The beginning is somewhat boring and I almost wanted to put the book away and never look at it again. I usually like to read before bed, to help me fall asleep. Let me tell you, this one was succeeding tremendously! I know that sounds really harsh but it’s true. I don’t feel bad or anything, I’m telling you the truth.
I also think the book/series needs somewhat more romance and action throughout the whole book, not just is the middle and ending. I like a good bit of romance in any book and the romance in this book just didn’t do me any justice. Vlad and Meredith didn’t even kiss for real and in other (most) YA/Urban Fantasy books, there at least one real kiss scene.
I will admit that there were some surprises in the book that I wasn’t ready for but the way they were brought out was just. . .boring! And a lot of the “surprises” were old. It was either that the others books had something similar to one in this book or it was just one of those surprises where you had to go “NO DUH!” And I found a lot of surprises like that in this book.
To me, the more books come out in the series, the more different Vlad is. I think the right word would be “fragile” or in the mean sense “a cry-baby.” I realized that in the other books, Vlad was more independent and a stronger person. In this book, I don’t know how many times I found Vlad “crying” or “sobbing.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I expect the protagonist of a series to be a strong, independent person. Vlad seems to be less of those things as the series progresses!
Grade: I liked it.I cannot give it more than that.
Cover: D-, why is it to me that all the books in the series have seemingly the same type of cover? Can’t the artist/creator person come up with something new and refreshing instead of boring and old?
Overall: As always, if you’ve read the first two books, you have to read this one!