I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I've become of fan of Melissa Marr and particularly loved Graveminder. this is a much darker book with a much grimmer world. The premises are intriguing , but the fight competitions are simply nasty. And it's really hard to imagine the characters functioning in the human world, given the predilections of the carnival one. I don't see me caring enough to read through to the next book. It's a far icker universe and not enough passion or beauty to carry me through.
I also find Caleb's southern accent personally offensive.
It's a matter of where your tolerances are, but I'd give this one a mild thumbs down. there's no amount of tender young love that improves this.
Interesting original mythology in this world, and a wonderful story to boot! And to top it all off, my favorite reader, James Marsters, does an excellent job as usual. Now I just have to wait for the next book!
unable to find a place to pause
too good a book to say
a few tearful sad moments. a lot of eciting events
just can't imagine anyone but James Marsters reading for me. i cant find other narrators now