The story line had potential to be exciting, and the book started off with action. Unfortunately the author developed the lead character, Rachel Morgan, into a sex starved witch who evaluated each male (elf, werewolf, vampire, even demon) she encountered from a sexual standpoint. It was really annoying when it became so pervasive, maybe she was writing to other women.
Additionally, the author allowed the lead character to squeak out of mistakes through luck instead of clever intelligence. And the constant whining by the lead character of negative events that were affecting her also annoyed me. I wanted the lead character to take charge and develop into a strong person, and kept listening to the book because of tantalizing moments of action in which the heroin succeeded in overcoming the challenge of the moment.
Still frustrating waiting for those moments, and having to listen to the constant whining and sexual evaluations of the males in the book.
The heroine is a strong woman, which to my liking. However, this book is somewhat slow. I suspect the author is trying to fill the pages with words that do nothing for the story, but allows for the necessity of another book in the series. Additionally, and more disconcerting is the constant romantic aspect that pervades an otherwise good story line.
Having said the above, I will be waiting for the next book in the series.
While I enjoyed the "potential" of the story, I did not care for, in my opinion, the quirky way the author presented the material.
I enjoy the magical realm in books, and like strong women/men who fight for what is right. I was very disappoined in this book, given I felt it was very slow to develop, and very little magical moments. Most of the book was given over to romance, not what I wanted to read, albeit, the story line was interesting, barring the hours of romantic and convoluted personal relationships.
If the author would focus on the story line, it would have been a great book. However, the story facilated between philosophy, romance, with an emphasis on the hero trying to be less. Bummer!
A lot of introspection, and painfully slow. A lot of potential, only if the author can get a grip on the story. The reader had a sing song presentation which I did not care like.
I did not enjoy this book, mainly because I prefer a linear story. This one, with it's flashbacks, and converging story lines was confusing to me, and tiring. However, someone with a more agile mind may enjoy it. ;-)
I started reading and enjoying this series with the first three books. I enjoy science fiction and strong women, which was both indicated in the first three books.
For some reason, the author has changed the lead character, making her weak, indecisive, and unable to defend herself. Not what I was hoping for, nor expecting. I did not read book four because of the reviews, but thought this book would get back on track. Not so.
As it turned out, this was basically a love story, and not a science fiction, nor a strong woman.
Started and stopped several time. I just couldn't connect with this story no matter how much I tried.
I was not happy with the slowness of the story development. Although the story line had potential, the author kept having the lead characters make dumb mistakes during times of crisis!
Why do author's take the lead hero, give superpowers,and then have them whine about using them, or fail to use the powers given until the last moment. The story line had great potential, so I listened to the next book hoping the hero would step up. Some use of his powers, maybe the third book! If I decide to continue.
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