Audiobook Mini Review
2 to 3 stars
What did I read exactly?????
For about 80% of the book I wanted to give it 2 stars. Then the ending was close to a 4,5 stars. This felt like a filler book.
I don’t know if Shelby Mahurin is very clever or foolish but she took a big gamble here as Lou is … so dark! So far from the sassy, dauntless and fun heroine that I got to love in the first book.
I guess it matches her “descent” but that made for a hard book to read.
I disagreed with her ….all the time.
I wanted to shake some sense in her, to halt her fall into the dark side…just like Reid tried.
It did not help that the great love story from the first book was burned into ashes her with only heated arguments and make up sex.
I am also angry at the ending, at who was sacrificed and at the same time, admiring the twist about THAT character’s secret.
Yet I think this sacrifice could have been prevented if HIM made another choice.
I’d say only Reid here remained a constant in my affection even if he was very conflicted and thorn in this one.
Well Reid and Ansel. Because I love Ansel very much and I was angry with Lou for crushing him at some point.
See? I am a big mess of resentment!
As this is a very disorganized review, I will sum it in bullet points:
*Lou is so changed that you won’t recognize her and you will be frustrated with her;
*Reid is still being Reid, a good guy, loyal and knowing what’s wrong and what’s right. He’ll still battle with his conflicted feelings of who he is;
*There is sizzling attraction between Lou and Reid but they seem rather to have sex than make love and communicate. The very explicit sex scenes have me decidedly classifying this book everywhere BUT YA!
*There is a quest to unite different factions to vanquish Morgane and we’ll have a taste of the different universes. I loved Nicolina’s character by the way!
*The plot feels sluggish for the most part of the book but it accelerates past the half of it and truly takes off in the last 10 to 20%;
*Witches are real and very grey here, not the happy and sweet kind like we had in the first book most of the time, Morgane aside;
*The ending will leave you part bereft, part in awe and mostly frustrated because you have a cliffy.
Will I read the third book?
Yes because I think this one was Lou’s descent and the last will be her ascend …hopefully.
Have you read it? What did you think of it?? I feel like the odd sheep here guys!
Thanks for reading!