An actual story that didn't revolve around a hackneyed romance, a believable narrator (I'm the last person to want male characters to fit into stereotypes, but Ethan was, in several instances, clearly written as a stereotypical "female fantasy" character), a solid plot progression and/or reason to care; I could go on and on. I didn't actually hate this book until the end, because I was trying so hard to like it. But by the end, I couldn't try any more.
Incredulity. There were several times when I literally laughed out loud in shock at the horrid writing. And I reeaaaally wanted to like this book. It deals with plot elements I generally enjoy. But the execution was frustrating and void of depth.
The "supernatural world" the authors imagined was generally uncreative and sadly formulaic, as was the plot. This is the same things you've read before but recycled into a new shape with a slightly different supernatural theme. If the movie cast hadn't enticed me, I never would have tried this book, and I wish I hadn't. Supernatural teen romance is (somehow) a genre but it is rarely, if ever, worth the time. This book is no different.
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