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Didn't work for me...
on 27 September 2014
I seem to be in the minority here, but I didn't think that this book ever really came together. It had all the elements that I usually like in urban fantasy. Leatherclad heroine with kickass fighting skills, a beautiful vampire lover, lots of action scenes and some but not too much sex.
Thing was, the heroine seemed to spend twice as much time planning, co-ordinating endless packs of werewolves on raids, and worrying about the sensitivities of her newest hacker, as she did fighting. And the beautiful vampire had very little personality. The action was fine when it came but I felt as if I was sitting through endless committee meetings in between.
Then there was the enemy. I like to know my bad guys, their motivations add conflict and tension to the novel. This bad guy was just a name until shortly before he died. Even then...bullet in the head....gone.
I'm a little baffled by the quanity of 4 and 5 star reviews for this book. It's just not that great. It's not horrible, it's okay. Gave it two rather than 3 stars because I felt that it didn't quite live up to the promise of the first book. Maybe you'll see something in it that I'm missing.