I’m giving this a 2.5/5 Star rating because many many things just confused & irritated hell out of me. Many other things just made me pain mad.
If I start on every one of them,I probably wouldn’t finish with my rant but I’ll give you two names: Jory and Sam Kage.
Out of these two ridiculous people, I can’t even decide who irritated me more. This is because at every point in the book I was annoyed at something or the other concerning these two men: Be it Jory’s surprising lack of basic common sense / sense of self preservation and Sam Kage’s sense of entitlement.
Getting to the end of the book however, I had somewhat warmed to Jory(though he still lacked the common sense and was still making stupid decisions) . As for Sam Kage, the least said, the better. He was such a douche canoe.
Aside from the characterization, another issue I had was with the writing. The story was all over the place and at times was downright disjointed. You couldn’t explain character behavior especially when they’d been told something that should’ve led them to behave differently than they end up doing.
It was also super repetitive in some aspects like how EVERYDAMNBODY who met Jory said he was the “most beautiful” person they’d ever met blah blah blah or how Dane Harcourt was also the perfect guy (though to me he had zero personality). And oh oh oh OH wasn’t Sam Kage just intensely smoldering with his intense intensity? I went off a bit there but you catch my drift don’t you? Gah!!
At a point, I just wanted to give up but I REALLY don’t like DNFing books so I stuck with it.
Honestly, I believe this must have been a different era for Mary Calmes because I’m used to a more stellar performance from her.
Soooo Will I read the next volume? Probably . I know it’s a shocker but let me explain.
Here’s the thing: even though I KNOW Jory wouldn’t gain any more sense of self preservation/make any good sensible decisions and I KNOW (view spoiler), I’m curious as hell about what makes these characters act the way they do.
Such things might niggle at the back of my mind if I don’t at least try to sate my curiosity.
People, I think I might be a closet masochist.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
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