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to much like anita blake, without the gripping story,
This review is from: Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress) (Paperback)
oki, so im the first person to admit that the Anita Blake books by Laurell K Hamilton have lost their orgional charm and are fast turning into porn, BUT those books do at least have something this book seriously lacks-character development
Mia Snow is basically a rip off of anita blake and not anywhere near as interesting. this whole bad ass i do my job im small dont mess with me attitude just doesnt work. Mia character is simply a fist first kind of woman who just has absolutely no personality. obviously its aliens instead of vampires but the whole desciption of her work, even the introduction to her screams of anita blake.
so this immediately set my nerves on end bout this book. its hard to be origional in a genre that is so flooded with authors writing about the same thing but at least make the characters origional.
the story itself, which i wont rehash cuz its all in the description, was full of big leaps, which were explained simply because the bad guys were aliens. the descriptions of the 'powers' these aliens had were done in boring 'this guy can do this and that guy can do this *insert cuss*' the style reminding me very much of primary school story writing. there was no use of language or even events to act as a descriptive tool, everything was merely listed and made some parts of the story insanely boring. i can read most books of this genre cover to cover numerous times, but i find when i have tried to read this one again i skip huge chunks
the only saving grace of this book is the raunchy romance aspect, which in all honesty isnt even that good compared to some of the other stories in this genre. the chemistry between the two characters was non exsistant, but it was all written in a midly entertaining mills and boon style (slightly steamed up) but threatened to descend into the downright corny towards the end.
basically, get this from the library or borrow it. do not buy it, its a waste of shelf space. if you want a good read check out Sherrilyn Kenyon, Barb and JC Hendee and of course Laurell K Hamilton (stick to the earlier books and the Merry Gentry series)