Indianapolis, IN, United States | Member Since 2010
The plot was a departure from the previous plotlines. It had potential.
Not one bit. This is urban fantasy: you either like it or you don't.
Not at all. I'm sorry, Ms. Estep, but I'm done. I think the story line is ruined by the author's use of creative writing rules, like the rule of 3 adjectives for each noun. In theory, using the Rule of 3 seems like a good idea. In reality, the repetitive mechanics made me think the author had a contract clause for a book with at minimum number of words, and that she used this rule, and others, to fill out the story.
For example: "I could hear the drip,drip, drip of the blood from the knife onto the floor." Or, "I was learning to control, manipulate and focus my magic." Or, "sloppy, sloppy, sloppy..." Really?
I wanted to like this story. I really did. I tried ignoring the adjective overuse, I even tried listening to the very slow narration at a faster speed so I could skip the parts that were irrelevant repetition. I was willing to overlook these flaws, until the author described a passionate kiss with her long-separated boyfriend. "Our tongues dueled with each other..." Really?? Ewwww!! Yuck! Blechh!
So, I say this with much regret: skip the book and save your credits for something really worthwhile. Bye-bye. Adios. See you later.
I would have rewritten the book.
Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.
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