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An ok start to what sounds like a great new series
Reviewed in Australia on 1 May 2020
I don't even know where to begin with this review. I'm not sure if my mood and mind just wasn't in it or if it was the book itself. I didn't hate this book but I also didnt love it. The chapters of the book felt drawn out to me and the length of the book felt much longer than it was. I felt like alot was happening while at the same time nothing at all was happening by the end of the book I had forgotten most of what had happened apart from the major story revelations/twists and even then I found them to be predictable and lack luster.
We got little burst of mystery woven into the plot here and there but they were so very few of them and spread to far apart to keep me invested in the long run and by the time they were revealed I had already figured out what they were which is probably why I found them underwhelming . This book became predictable real fast.
Wren was supposed to be this cold, complex and mysterious guy but I actually found him not that bad. Like was he meant to be a bully because he didnt really read like one. Yes he had moments where he acted and said hurtful things to others and wanted nothing more than to toy with thr heroine but he soon changed and was alot more caring and protective of her which isnt necessarily a bad thing just not at all what I was expecting from this type of story.
Elodie's inner monologues were funny and sassy but also way too long that I found myself constantly zoning out and somewhat bored. I did like her personality and felt bad for everything she had gone through for someone so young but I failed to connect to both her and Wren for the majority of the story which is something I need to able to do to really enjoy a book so again this could be a 'it's me not you' thing as I feel alot of others truly enjoyed this book. Both Elodie and Wren had great physical connection but I couldn't feel anything on the emotional side of it.
I did however enjoy the way it ended and how majority of the story was tied up there where a few things I felt weren't explained properly or ignored but maybe they will get explored in the next book with the next couple as I feel it was more of their side character storyline. If the book had been shorter and focused more on the darker elements and the flow had been better I'm sure I would've loved this story. I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys dark romances with some added suspense and mystery as I'm sure most would enjoy this more than me