Top critical review
on 13 July 2013
Please note there will be spoilers for earlier books but nothing that the blurb of this book doesn't already give away.
I love this series....mmm, let me rephrase that, I love books 1-4 in this series. Book 5 not so much. For a start this book picks up immediately after book 4 finished, which is fine if you can remember everything that happened in book 4. I couldn't so I struggled as you don't get a recap of earlier events.
Next was the plot. I couldn't understand why Shia had to travel from New York to LA. Royce was saying it was because people were after her and it wasn't safe in NY but why couldn't Royce take care of her and why did Sara have to go as well? It seemed wishy washy to me.
Finally was the lack of the delectable vampire Alec Royce. In the previous 4 books Royce has always been pursuing Shia in a game of cat and mouse then at the end of book 4 Royce finally gets his prey. But now that has happened there is no teasing and flirting and I missed it. Plus as this instalment is set in LA with Royce back in NY we don't get to read much of him.
Whilst the story was ok, I found this book to be slow paced, especially the beginning. I had read reviews that there was a cliffhanger which I don't actually mind cliffhangers as they get you worked up and excited for the next book. So yes there is a cliffhanger but it hasn't got me in that frothy tizzy for book 6. Compared to the earlier books I was very disappointed with Forsaken by the Others, it wasn't a patch on books 1-4, so I am giving it 3 stars.