Top critical review
Not what I was expecting...
Reviewed in Australia on 25 November 2017
Sure, I could blame my expectations for this one star read. I mean, what else was I to think? - A warrior woman betrayed by her king, she gathers a band of misfits together to wreck vengeance on the 7 men who betrayed her. It should have been witty, smart, and above all, deviously clever.
The reality? Well none of that happened.
Every single fricking character in this book is despicable. Even our lead girl is beyond a mess. And her quest, wrecks so much carnage that instead of her vengeance being a finely edged sword, it was a great whacking club, that was still smashing into the victim long after they were dead.
There is treachery, deceit, double-crossing, characters changing sides... and then changing back. If I just could have had one character to root for... one that had a small speck of decency and refused to give it up... then I could have been okay with this read. But it was brutal, and stark, and I could dredge up no feelings for the characters or world except dislike