Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 28, 2021
It’s interesting because I kind of feel like this series goes up and down for me, I liked book 1, book 2 was a pass, book 3 was good, and this one falls somewhere between 2 and 3.
I felt like the storylines in this one were the stronger element. There was definitely a lot of running around trying to catch the big bad, a lot of really interesting magical challenges they had to face, and they also had a lot of teamwork here. That part worked fine for me, and in a way these books are very procedural crime show with supernatural elements, and for the most part I think it works.
I feel like character development is where I wanted a lot more. There was a lot to work with in this book. Lizzie and Aiden have been seeing each other for a while, but there isn’t really any development in their relationship or how they seem to feel about each other. She finally opens up about her past but it kind of feels like she does it as a security policy for when her past shows up, and not because their relationship is progressing. There’s also a ton of repetitive stuff, they always want to hook up but can never find the time, and how they won’t end up together because she’s not a werewolf; honestly it’s getting a little old.
Monty is the RWA witch and he’s Lizzie’s cousin so that is probably where most of the character development comes from in this book. You finally get a full grasp of Lizzie’s past, no more skirting around it. While his arrival should mean less work for Lizzie, it ends up not being, and I think we really see Lizzie accepting her role and kind of realizing it’s what she wants.
Overall the book was okay, I’ll give it four stars because I’m rounding up.