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Truly dreadful heroine
19 March 2019
I have never asked for a refund of an ebook until I came across this book. I hit the 40% mark and could go no further. Not only that I was angry. Really, really angry. The heroine of this book made me want to reach into the book grab her, shake her, maybe even slap her around a little for good measure because... grrr, Madison Fox embodies the title of TSTL. Not only is she wilfully stupid but she is greedy, selfish and gleefully blinkered - the author continually tries to explain Madison's ridiculous decision making with pithy excuses like she is trying to avoid her parent's interference, or her headstrong, dive in without looking or thinking is actually a preferred character trait in a person. Umm, no it's not. I want smart heroines. I don't care if they know how to use their powers or not but I want them to think about the safety of those around them and the consequences of their actions before they thoughtlessly throw them selves into a situation that is so OBVIOUSLY going to end up going badly I kind of didn't want to keep on reading - so finally I didn't.
And for pity sake, make up your mind, Madison is either embracing her soul sight or she's not. And when she is can she please do so in a rational smart manner, not in a car, almost killing other people. And failing to use it when she really should, for instance in the bar with her friend when she is obviously a target (I'm guessing this since I didn't read the whole book, but please, the set up was glaringly apparent)
This heroine needs a good kick up the pants - she is beyond blinkered, oh, I've dealt with a few imps so I know what's out there... grrr. TSTL. Unfortunately since I see this a series she doesn't in fact die... pity.
Not saying the writing is bad. Or the world building either for that matter. Just that given the heroine drives this story so completely and I really, really hated her (had you guessed that by now?) I cannot in good faith give this book anything other than a one star.