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More a thriller than a romance, ok but needs some humour to lighten the atmosphere.
on 12 November 2013
I loved Thea's other books. In this one she's obviously decided to try a change of direction and try writing a thriller rather than classic romance. It's I'd probably why it's not getting great reviews as many of their readers, including me, spend the first part of the book frustrated cos the main characters haven't met yet and that's the dynamic that interests us.
I really liked the general plot (alien spirits reincarnating on Earth and searching for their other halves while fighting evil), and the characters are strong and the writing style excellent. However I began to get bored and I think this was because the book lacked the sense of humour that Thea's other books, and most thrillers, have. In the book the author mentions Terminator as having some similar events, and Thea clearly used it as an inspiration. I occurred to me that Terminator avoids being boring, despite being a constant chase, because there's a lot of humour in it. We're amused by the irony of Sarah Connor's situation, by the Terminators dodgy accent and lines and by the wise beyond his years flawed child hero. If Thea plans to stick with thrillers she'll need to find a way to put some humour back in.
Anyway this book passed the time but I'd rather have read something else and probably won't read the next in this series.