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Keri Aurthur did it again. Creating characters and scenes that will captivate you all throughout the book. A unique plot and wonderful idea. Emberly, Samuel, Rorry and Jackson. Love? lust? friendship? or much more. A great read! Thanks again Keri Arthur.
This book should have been amazing, fast paced and full of twists and turns. Unfortunately it was short, jumpy and wildly unpredictable. Changing from one moment to the next with very little warning or flow. It was good. I read it in one sitting, and it defiantly left a cliffhanger but mainly it just didn't answer any of the questions it raised. And that, for me, is almost unforgivable. It's not a book, it's an introduction and at the very least you'll want to wait until book 2 is out before reading. Since if you like the style better than me and find yourself drawn into the character's problems and mysteries you'll be left frustrated at the end of it.
Emberly is an alright character and I think that's such a shame. She could have been, and should have been, fantastic. But she was scattershot and half formed, all angst and she seemed to be described far too much through the men around her rather than herself. Lots of random remarks about doomed love and a confidently bitter ex-boyfriend she's forced to work closely with. The story might be jumpy but it still manages to be predictable. Obvious hints about how this time and this life and this love are different but it's sort of thrown out there and left hanging while the plot charges on through the action which is pretty much non-stop but not particularly scary or interesting. When a character gets taken out I want to feel it, not wonder how long it is before they simply get up and leave. Perhaps that's the problem, Emberly is almost too powerful, there's hints of vulnerability but you don't really feel it. There's no real sense of danger and risk just a kind of playful need to walk the edge. Exactly as I would expect an old immortal being who gets reborn when they die to act. And it would be fine if the hints of vulnerability weren't so obvious about trying to make her so, about trying to pull out that fear and make it real instead of just exciting.
Well that's my recommendation, if you want to read this, wait for the next one.
Really disappointing. The writing style as usual for Keri Arthur was very good, but the story was mundane and the action never really took off. I enjoyed that it was written in the first person, and I quite liked the characters though I could never claim them to be among those whom I feel, at the ending of the book, are friends I'm saying goodbye to (my standard for a great series!).
My main gripe however is that throughout the book we're told that due to a curse, the heroine can never have a lifetime with a happy ending regarding love, and each lifetime loses a love of that life. Apparently her species can never have a happy ending though they can be loving friends with benefits (which both need to survive) so presumably neither can her male counterpart find happiness.
I found that both depressing and tedious - I read this genre because it usually has loads of action, a good storyline and, at least at the end of a series a "happy ever after" ending. I can't help but feel that there's quite enough heartache in real life without reading about it as well.
Another unfinished series. Having thoroughly invested in the characters, the story and my hard earned money I feel cheated and bitterly disappointed that there doesn't seem to be any intention by the author to finish this series. Wish I'd read the reviews on the "last" book before I purchased the first.