I couldn't remember the detailed histories of the repeat characters but loved it anyway. It is always a please to read these author.
I always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She has a way of developing interesting quirky characters. This wasn't her best but still very enjoyable.
Why is it that authors think it will be easy to write for young/new adults? Evidently the formula is to create a simpering, melodramatic, stupid heroine. The narration didn't help since Ivy sounded like a 15 year old and Adrian a 40 year old. This book was especially disappointing coming from the author of the Cat & Bones series which I enjoyed.
Ilona Andrews has shown us a new world with some captivating new characters. Looking forward to more in this series.
I enjoyed hearing about this period of European history even if it was through the eyes of a woman who didn't seem to give a care about it. The four stars is because there was quite a few flaws in the actual facts. It kind of bugs me that people who read this will take is as truth.
I had a huge problem with the narrator. She has a gravelly irritating tone that was like listening to nails on a chalk board. Even getting past that, she didn't differentiate the voices of the characters much.
The story might have been interesting if I hadn't already read Vampire Academy. There was so many similarities that it really distracted me. It was an OK story but not engaging and I'm not very interested in what will happen in the rest of the series.
There were parts that were wonderful but other parts which took way too long. The problem with an audiobook is that it is difficult to skim. You just have to plug along. The story actually ends about an hour before the book does. I kept thinking there might be something of interest but it was a very long tedious exposition of the book's themes.
I loved the narration! I think I will continue to hear Boris's "Potter!" in my head for some time. But really, this could have been edited significantly without losing the story.
There's a lot to like about this book. Finn's character is amazing and intriguing. Cat - not so much. The book is way too long. It would have been great to cut to the chase wtihout everything in the middle. And I can't quite forgive Cat for what she does to Richard but can't say much more without giving away spoilers.
I would have given it 4 1/2 if that were possible. While I still love Evie, I was getting a little weighed down by her bad decisions and not even listening to anyone's story. In the end, though, I was more than satisfied with the finale. I even got teary listening to the acknowledgements!
I was pretty shocked when I got to the end and the story didn't finish. For some reason, thought this was a trilogy. And with audiobooks, you don't always see that you're near the end!
I really love this series and can't wait to see how it all comes together.
Maybe my expectations were too high after reading other Molly Harper books. These characters were not particularly amusing. And the main character's Boston/Irish accent was just horrible. I cringed for the first hour trying to figure out what the narrator was trying to do. I suppose it would be a hard mix to pull off but it was seriously distracting. The love interest had an equally annoying voice. I'm just glad it's over!
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