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Something has got to give.
on 31 January 2015
Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my regular authors and i have felt for the past few books that it is almost like she is rushing to finish the book and this one is no different. First off i did enjoy the book it was a pleasant afternoon read, Zoltan and Neona were pleasant characters who fall in love at first sight with many of our favorite previous character, a mouthy cat and some legendary creatures along for the ride.
On a bad note the book is very 2D, very flat. Neona is a 2000 year old amazonian worrier yet her character was very weak she falls for Zaltan almost immediately and Zaltan's character centered in his need for romance neither character really has any depth. The story line was like previous plots with everything very bullet pointed "and then...and then..." and while the introduction of new sifters was interesting the fountain of youth and its abilities was a bit to outlandish and everything fell into place too easily there was no grit to the book. But cliffhangers and future romances set you up to feel the need to keep on reading the series even if it is feeling rushed.
Overall a pleasant read but the series is losing the sparkle it once had for me.