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Pass this one
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2014
I read the entire "series" ..both the Fae and the Otherworlds. I will read about anything, and once I start a book, no matter how much I dislike it, I will see it through. First, let me establish, that this is not a series. Really, it should have been 2 books, but more later. Honestly? Not sure how these got such rave reviews. The characters lack true depth, and the main character Jayne, is pretty much obnoxious, however somehow in fantasy dream guys find this trait appealing. I think I read most of the book, hoping that she would change, but no, it didn't. She stayed pretty much the same-sarcastic (but not in a witty or funny way, more in like a 4th grader way) ridiculous, selfish, and generally just annoying. I thought she would gain some depth and become a multi-dimensional character, but alas, not so much. There are lots of inconsistencies in the stories, for example things that the fae don't understand because they are modern terms, but then they will use phrases that are semi-current a page later. That might seem like I am picking however, I feel that a good writer does this. The concept is good, nothing insanely original, however its another authors take, and found it to be non-repetitive of other fantasy books I have read. I felt that this book was written more as a high school project to turn in by a deadline. Realizing now that this author churns out books every month, I can now see why it was lacking and why there are 6 books instead of 2. If I didn't have compulsive issues then I would have stopped after the first book. I appreciate that the author is publishing books, and realize plenty of people enjoy her stories, but for me, it didn't work so well.