Unpopular opinion here.
I have read many Amelia Hutchins books and I was awaiting this one with great expectation as book two ended on a huge cliffy.
Now I am all “what the heck did I read????”.
Honestly I skimmed the second half of the book because:
1) I was really lost as in: who puts monsters and beasts of Greek mythology with Christian evil, archangels etc? Was I reading something from mythology/fae/demons or something else?
2) I did not like the overabundance of gore. At all. Some I can read about but here it was a permanent explosion of blood, brains leaking out of skulls, guts displayed etc etc.
3) I did not like how Lena evolved. She was between “I don’t care I am a badass b@tch then like a dog in heat (sorry but overdoing the “he is so hot I am all wet and I want to impale myself on ….” is just a deterrent for me) then all crying and hot mess;
4) Either I am dumb either the plot and twists did not make any sense! Unbelievable explanations as to why she was what she was, why “he” was killed, how she was created were just confusing and messy. Honestly it was like reading a foreign language. I had to reread some passages yet did not grasp it at all.
It really saddens me to write such review as I am not usually very hard to please. I always try to find something positive about the book as I am conscious of the work authors put in their writing but once again WHAT DID I READ????? What did Amelia do here? Am I missing the whole point? Am I completely mistaken? Maybe as no one is perfect. But at the end of the day it was just not for me.
Will I still read Amelia’s books?
Well not this series I’ve lost interest (that’s a pity because I loved the first two books). Her other books maybe. This is the first time that she’s disappointed me.
Now as this story gets many good ratings, don’t let this review deter you but make up your own mind.
Have you read this series? Did you have similar experience with other series that you loved?
Thanks for reading!