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I Loved the Story, But it Was Slow in Spots
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2019
I have to keep reminding my self that I love these characters and this series. These last two book have felt different, and not in a good way. At least not for me.
It wasn’t a bad book, but I did struggle with it. I liked the story, just not the was the story was told. At that was the problem I had, we were told. Too much. As a reader I like to experience the story along with the characters, through their interactions and conversations. I didn’t get that in this book.
Mercy spent the majority of the book in her Coyote form. On the run from Bonarata, the big, bad, scary vampire of Milan. Either under a bus crossing Europe, or in a cage. Which meant, she could not speak. So the majority of her part of the story she spent thinking and problem solving in her head.
Which is why I loved Adams point of view so much. I didn’t mind the backtracking that happened with his chapters. Yes it slowed the flow a bit, but it wasn’t that bad. Finally getting into Adams thoughts was great. But it also allowed for conversations and interactions between the characters. Which I prefer.
I loved the eclectic group he put together for his rescue party. Not only werewolves (Honey, Matt Smith), but Vampires (Marsilia, Stefan), Goblins (Larry the Goblin King, Austin), and a Witch (Elizaveta). An odd group, but it works.
I loved learning more about Zack, the packs new submissive wolf. I really hope he stays.
Coyote makes a brief appearance. And you know, where he goes chaos always follows.
I was a bit disappointed with Bonarata. We’ve been hearing through earlier books how Marsilia was deathly afraid of him. He really came across as more passive than scary. Not only in dealing with Adam, but his own people as well.
As for the “big twist” that I read about in several other reviews, pay attention to conversations and body language. It was not hard to figure out.
Like I said, it was not a bad book. It had its good parts.
I would love to jump right into the next book, but it’s a bit more than I will pay for an ebook. So, I’ll wait for the price to come down.