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Fell Short for Me
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 26, 2021
I really liked the first book in this series, I thought the world building was pretty solid for a first book, and I was really looking forward to the second. Now I’m not saying this book was bad, it was in no way bad, but it didn’t live up to the first for me.
I think the main issue with this book for me was the storyline/mystery this book followed. It wasn’t really super fleshed out, it was kind of almost bare minimum of information to move the characters around to different situations. It had a very similar feel to the first book, in that they were apparently both revenge plots, and it turns out in this book revenge is just coming from all over the place, but none of the instances are really detailed or immersive in background.
The relationship with Lizzie and Aiden, which went from animosity to attraction in the first book, didn’t really go anywhere in this one. It’s almost like a running joke in this book, and Lizzie and Aiden can’t seem to get it together long enough to go out in date. I think the goal was to build up tension so the payoff in the next book will be more, but for me, it fell flat.
I did like seeing more of our resident vampire in this book, and I liked the dynamics that brought for Lizzie. I also liked the continued friendship between Lizzie and Belle and we learn more about how the two of them work together and their magic. Also I liked the kind of ornery official witch sent to help out, he’s kind of a curmudgeon, and I love it.
Honestly I feel like I could have skipped this book and moved on to the third one, it was just kind of forgettable