Top critical review
A generous 2.5-3 stars.
on 15 December 2014
This was another one of those books i had on my tbr list years ago when I was going through a mad-paranormal-vampire-werewolves phase and for reasons i cant quite remember, i never got round to reading it and i took it off my to-read list. Now, after seeing so many good ratings and reviews from my lovely GR friends, I thought, why not? So i finally gave it ago.
What did I think? Hhhmmmm. I have to be honest. I was a little disappointed. The synopsis is more than intriguing and this does translate in the storyline. It's unlike anything in similar genres Ive read. Yes, a world with your usual paranormal beings - werewolves and shape-shifters, but with other species like the Psy - a group of people who have conditioned themselves over the centuries to feel nothing . Together with the fact that they have various abilities - like mind control, telephathic communication and other things which i wont spoil, they believe themselves to be the perfect species.
Sasha, a young Psy, has been given the task of managing a new project/business deal between the Psy race and the Changelings. She meets Lucas, the alpha of one particular pack of shape-shifters who of course is very sensual. The complete opposite of what Sasha is supposed to be. Neither are stupid though and both know that her mentors are using her to gain information of the changelings. Why? She isnt sure and Lucas has his own agenda since he is trying to find a serial killer, whom he is convinced is Psy and killing young female changelings.
So, like i said. The storyline is great, but my real problem was with how it was executed. I found the writing a bit dull at times as evidenced by the fact i had to re-read many paragraphs as i zoned-out of the story. What makes a good series for me is not just the MCs, but the secondary characters too. Ive read similar series where I have been just as invested in the other characters in the book as I am with the two MCs. So much so that I've become desperate to read their story. This wasnt the case with this. I was also hoping the ending would be fast-paced, making up for the first half of the book, but sadly it didnt. Sure things got tense. But it wasnt end-of-your-seat stuff.
Such a shame, since i know I am in the minority when it comes to this series.