This series is very well written with a lot of interesting twists. The prologs tend to be a bit wordy and the names tend to be hard to pronounce but once you get through those things the stories progress rapidly with excellent well written story lines. The books get better as the series progresses.
Though I enjoyed Maria Snyder's other books, this book has put her future books at the bottom of my wish list.
This book spent so much time working to justify the rational of why she should go back to the abusive man she first fell in love with that it reminded me of the news stories where the abused spouse goes back again and again.
The Narration was great, but it couldn't overcome a badly written story.
After completing the story, the character I wanted gone from the story the most was the main character... totally eliminating the need for the book in the first place!
I just couldn't get over the crazy rationalization of going back to the boyfriend who had tortured her and how it was ok because it wasn't him... it was the addiction. What a piss poor message to tell impressionable young women who read this book. It wasn't his fault that he beat the crap out of you... it was his addiction. Not only that.... but if your love is strong enough he can overcome his addiction and he will feel bad about all of the bad things he did to you and it will all be ok. That's the same mindset my neighbor had every time we had to call the cops after her boyfriend beat her up again and it makes me angry to see an author try to lend credence to that argument in a story.
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