Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2012
"A Caress of Twilight" was every bit as dark and delicious as "A Kiss of Shadows." I strongly agree with the other reviewers who said that the plot gets weighed down by lengthy explanations and unnecessary conversations. There were at least three conversations that I skimmed over because Meredith just kept saying the same thing over and over again. It made it seem like Hamilton was trying to draw the story line out and I personally would have liked a little less dialog and little more action. (Which ever direction that may be) The only thing that kind of irritated me was Merry's refusal to sleep with Sage. Don't get me wrong, I understand politically why she refused, but I don't understand why she wasn't willing to `take one for the team' in order to cure Galen. I mean......she's sleeping with Nicca who we know is part demi-fey AND she just had sex with Kitto!! Are you seriously telling me that she considers a goblin higher up on the list of sexual partners than a butterfly?? Now--it was definitely wrong of Queen Niceven to send Sage there under false pretense, but I also know how much Merry loves Galen and I was a little taken back that she protested it. I'm also starting to get a little irritated that everyone Merry encounters tries their best to manipulate her; Maeve, Taranis, Niceven, Andais, sometimes the guards, etc. She is beginning to understand what it is to be a Queen and I can tell she's beginning to change into a great leader, but it does become a little predictable which direction the conversation is going to go when she encounters someone new. That's knit picky, but that's how I feel about it.

With that said, this story was great!! One of the things I love about Hamilton's writing is her ability to develop her characters. Even her side characters are so well developed that it's hard not to obsess over them. The story line had just enough action to keep you engaged without being overwhelming and the sex was like Mr. Pib and Red Vines.........it's crazy delicious!!! I love that Meredith pushes herself both mentally and physically. She is a force to be reckoned with and I have a feeling she hasn't even begun to come into all her magic!!

If you enjoyed "A Kiss of Shadows" you will definitely enjoy "A Caress of Twilight." There are a couple of twists that will keep you guessing what's going to happen next!! Can't wait to get started on the next one!!
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