Richi MenDez MenDez từ Lipówka, Ba Lan
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I was really looking forward to reading this book, it looked like it could have been interesting and even the cover is nice. There were just too many problems with this story that kept me from finishing it. Oddly formal sentence structure that stood in stark contrast to some of the more sexual purple prose, which left me annoyed most of the time. It was also very annoying that the heroine would constantly remind herself of her extended celibacy if one of the male protagonists happened to just look at her a certain way (and how she would like to end it, but oh! not to them, but it HAD been a long time, blah, blah, blah). It would have been nice to read a paragraph without Evans constantly mentioning her increasing libido. I understand it's supposed to be a "historial paranormal romance," but how about trying some finesse please! Although I did like how Evans wrote about her take on vampires, ogres, and various fey populations. While it wasn't exactly original, it was interesting at points. Especially in regard to ogres and how the supernatural fey population lives in an uncomfortable, but symbiotic relationship with mortals. That said nothing else about this story was very interesting to read. Everything about the characters is spelled out from the beginning. Instead of showing the reader how a character is brave, or reserved, or bold, etc. everything was stated point blank (ex. "He ached for her regard, it was hauntingly clear, etched in every tense inch of his vulnerable visage." it's so clear only because the author literally hits you over the head with it, jeez). A reader can only take so much... Overall not very good...dnf.