Great start to series. Dante is a very gripping character, independent and dynamic. The world building is wonderful and well thought out. I really ..Show More »appreciated the time spent really fleshing out little bits of the characters and the setting.
Tanya Eby was a great narrator. I would listen to other books narrated by her.
Dante is so emotionally overwrought the entire book, someone needs to put her out of her misery. ..Show More »/>When her shoulder isn't burning (or icy), her hand is cramping into a claw. When she's not having nightmares, she's wallowing in self flagellation or bemoaning that her friends care about her. I get that she has emotional scars, but it's awfully tedious to be reminded of it every few minutes.
I also have a little pet peeve, when an author uses the same phrasing to describe the same thing more than once. It doesn't tell me anything new to describe the same lake as "algae-choked" more than once, or describe the same smells, auras, and magical phenomena in the exact same terms, repeatedly. This book could have benefited from the application of a thesaurus.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books. However, this one left me scratching my head. There was so much introspective talking and saying the same th..Show More »ings over and over. Her demon boyfriend had proved in so many ways that he was devoted to her and had her best interests at heart. Yet she still refused to trust him, and work with him unquestionably. The story really dragged, finding the four demons didn't happen until the last quarter of the book. The previous books had lots of action but this one didn't. I was so disappointed.